Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3297–3319, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3297-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3297–3319, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3297-2021

Data description paper 12 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 12 Jul 2021

The three-dimensional groundwater salinity distribution and fresh groundwater volumes in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, inferred from geostatistical analyses

Jan L. Gunnink et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Mar 2021
  • AC1: 'Reply to reviewers RC1 and RC2 for essd-2021-15', Jan Gunnink, 02 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jan Gunnink on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jun 2021) by Alexander Gruber
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Short summary
In the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) groundwater is important for domestic, agricultural and industrial use. Increased pumping of groundwater has caused land subsidence and increased the risk of salinization, thereby endangering the livelihood of the population in the delta. We made a model of the salinity of the groundwater by integrating different sources of information and determined fresh groundwater volumes. The resulting model can be used by researchers and policymakers.