salt intrusion (salinity intrusion)

New study helps to inform salt intrusion management

Ythan estuary (Scotland) entering the North Sea, with sand dunes on the right side of the estuary and sunbathing seals on the left

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have made a substantial new discovery that brings a better understanding of saltwater intrusion through estuaries and could aid in the protection of vital freshwater resources against increasing salt intrusion risks due to accelerating climate change and human interventions.