Stochastic modelling of solute transport by groundwater flow: state of the art

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The inadequacy of the traditional approach of modelling transport in large porous formations by using a deterministic differential equation with a constant dispersivity is discussed. The apparent variation of dispersivity with distance in field tests and the uncertainty of prediction are emphasized. A stochastic model of transport governed by the large-scale heterogeneity of hydraulic conductivity is outlined. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelation of Groundwater Quantity and Quality
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a symposium held during the XVIIIth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Hamburg, FR Germany, August 1983
EditorsF. X. Dunin, G. Matthess, R. A. Gras
PublisherInternational Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0-947571-15-9
StatePublished - 1985

Publication series

NameIAHS Proceedings and Reports
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


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