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Hydrological Sciences Journal
By analysing the hydrographs of karst springs it is possible to identify aquifer characteristics and, accordingly, the main features of a karst rock-fissure massif. Consequently, relevant data can be obtained by analysing hydrograph recession curves. This paper presents a detailed analysis and explanation of numerous cases of break points on recession curves via various values of the recession coefficient α in Maillet's (1905) equation. The paper also identifies the relationship between α and a linear reservoir coefficient by employing groundwater hydrograph methods. It is shown that the linear reservoir coefficient changes with time in accordance with changes of the flow conditions in the karst massif.
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Bonacci, Ognjen, "Karst springs hydrographs as indicators of karst aquifers" (1905). KIP Articles. 6783.