Supplementary information for 'Impact of climate change and land use on groundwater salinization in Southern Bangladesh - implications for other Asian deltas'.

  • M. A. Islam (Creator)
  • Mo Hoque (Creator)
  • Kazi Matin Ahmed (Creator)



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Figure S1: Model Validation. Comparison of hydraulic head produced by the model with the field monitoring data as collected from the BWDB.

Figure S2: Additional lithological sections. These two sections are from the two northerly profile parallel to the one included in Figure 1 of the main script along which model was developed. The sections show that the clay-silt layers are laterally discontinuous but form a zone of low-permeability layers between 20 to 40 m below ground level.

Figure S3: Salt water shrimp farming is increasing in polder 31 over the recent years. In the above Google Earth images two areas are high-lighted where in 2014 and 2018 images are compared.

Figure S4: Effects of rainfall amount changes on groundwater for a) current rainfall conditions, b) 10% of current rainfall and c) double of current rainfall . Rainfall pattern change does not have significant visible influence on groundwater within such short period of time.

Table S1: Water salinity data from different sources

Table S2: Elevation and element size of different land-use features and lithology
Date made available26 Oct 2019
PublisherSpringer Nature

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