Precipitation and air temperature impact on seasonal variations of groundwater levels

Ilva Vitola, Valdis Vircavs, Kaspars Abramenko, Didzis Lauva, Arturs Veinbergs

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The aim of this study is to clarify seasonal effects of precipitation and temperature on groundwater level changes in monitoring stations of the Latvia University of Agriculture - Mellupīte, Bērze and Auce. Groundwater regime and level fluctuations depend on climatic conditions such as precipitation intensity, evapotranspiration, surface runoff and drainage, as well as other hydrological factors. The relationship between precipitation, air temperature and groundwater level fluctuations could also lead and give different perspective of possible changes in groundwater quality. Using mathematical statistics and graphic-analytic methods it is concluded that autumn and winter precipitation has the dominant impact on groundwater level fluctuations, whereas spring and summer season fluctuations are more dependent on the air temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental and Climate Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Air temperature
  • Groundwater level
  • Precipitation intensity
  • Seasonal variations

Field of Science*

  • 1.5 Earth and related Environmental sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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