confined aquifer

confined aquifer
   1. An aquifer bounded above and below by confining units of distinctly lower permeability than that of the aquifer itself.
   2. An aquifer containing confined ground water. Generally, a confined aquifer is subject to pressure greater than atmospheric [6].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • ground water, confined —    Ground water under pressure significantly greater than atmospheric and whose upper limit is the bottom of a confining unit [22].    See also confined; confining unit; confined aquifer …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology