OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST MEDYCYSS-Multi scalE observatory of flooD dYnamiCs and hYdrodynamicS in karSt - France
OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST MEDYCYSS-Multi scalE observatory of flooD dYnamiCs and hYdrodynamicS in karSt
MEDYCYSS observatory (Hérault, France) is a mediterranean karstic hydrosystem, located between Hérault and Vidourle rivers with a 1200 km2 area. The territory consists of several sites of observation and experimentation with three hydrographic networks in interaction with the karst system: the Lez, the Mosson and the Coulazou.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
to characterize groundwater hydrodynamics in karst watersheds under climatic and anthropogenic forcing at nested observation scales; to quantify the recharge, which is a key variable for the assessment and management of groundwater resources in karsts; to understand the role of the unsaturated zone on the long term storage of the aquifer and quantify the water storage variation with time; to discriminate and quantify flow distribution (rapid and slow transfers) between the recharge catchment and the outlets of the hydrosystem; to better characterize the karst/river interactions for the risk assessment of floods and water resource contamination
Affiliation and Network Specific Information