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Modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport

Author: Jacob Bear; A H -D Cheng
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Theory and applications of transport in porous media, v. 23.
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Groundwater resources are under increasing threat from growing demand, wasteful use, and contamination. Here, conceptual and mathematical models are provided that will help decision-making on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Bear; A H -D Cheng
ISBN: 9781402066818 1402066813 1402066821 9781402066825
OCLC Number: 506219382
Description: xxi, 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: PrefaceList of Main Symbols1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Role of Groundwater in Water ResourcesSystems 1.1.1 The hydrological cycle1.1.2 Surface water versus groundwater1.1.3 Characteristics of groundwater1.1.4 Functions of aquifers1.1.5 Subsurface contamination1.1.6 Sustainable yield1.2 Modeling1.2.1 Modeling concepts1.2.2 Modeling process1.2.3. Model use1.3 Continuum Approach to Transport in Porous Media1.3.1 Phases, chemical species and components1.3.2 Need for a continuum approach1.3.3 Representative elementary volume and averages1.3.4 Scale of heterogeneity in continuum models1.3.5 Homogenization1.4 Scope and Organization2 GROUNDWATER AND AQUIFERS2.1 Definitions of Aquifers2.2 Moisture Distribution in a Vertical Soil Profile2.3 Classification of Aquifers2.4 Solid Matrix Properties2.4.1 Soil classification based on grain size distribution2.4.2 Porosity and void ratio2.4.3 Specific surface2.5 Inhomogeneity and Anisotropy2.6 Hydraulic Approach to Flow in Aquifers3 REGIONAL GROUNDWATER BALANCE3.1 Groundwater Flow and Leakage3.1.1 Inflow and outflow through aquifer boundaries3.1.2 Leakage3.2 Natural Replenishment from Precipitation3.3 Return Flow from Irrigation and Sewage3.4 Artificial Recharge3.4.1 Objectives3.4.2 Methods3.5 River-Aquifer Interrelationships3.6 Springs3.7 Evapotranspiration3.8 Pumping and Drainage3.9 Change in Storage3.10 Regional Groundwater Balance4 GROUNDWATER MOTION4.1 Darcy's Law4.1.1 The empirical law4.1.2 Extension to a three-dimensional space4.1.3 Hydraulic conductivity4.1.4 Extension to anisotropic porous media4.2 Darcy's Law as Momentum Balance Equation4.2.1 Darcy's law by volume averaging4.2.2 Darcy's law by homogenization4.2.3 Effective hydraulic conductivity by homogenization4.3 Non-Darcy Laws4.3.1 Range of validity of Darcy's law4.3.2 Non-Darcian motion equations4.4 Aquifer Transmissivity4.5 Dupuit Assumption for a Phreatic Aquifer5 WATER BALANCES AND COMPLETE FLOW MODEL5.1 Mass Balance Equations5.1.1 Fundamental mass balance equation5.1.2 Deformable porous medium5.1.3 Specific storativity5.1.4 Flow equations5.2 Initial and Boundary Conditions5.2.1 Boundary surface5.2.2 Initial and general boundary conditions5.2.3 Particular boundary conditions5.3 Complete 3-D Mathematical Flow Model5.3.1 Well-posed problem5.3.2 Conceptual model5.3.3 Standard content of a flow model5.4 Modeling 2-D Flow in Aquifers5.4.1 Deriving the 2-D balance equations by integration5.4.2 Another derivation of the 2-D balance equations5.4.3 Complete aquifer flow models5.4.4 Effect of storage changes in an aquitard5.4.5 Multilayered aquifer-aquitard system5.4.6 Groundwater maps and streamlines5.5 Land Subsidence5.5.1 Integrated water mass balance equation5.5.2 Integrated equilibrium equation5.5.3 Terzaghi-Jacob vs. Biot approaches5.5.4 Land subsidence produced by pumping6 MODELING FLOW IN THE UNSATURATED ZONE6.1 Statics of Fluids in the Unsaturated Zone6.1.1 Water content6.1.2 Surface tension6.1.3 Capillary pressure6.1.4 Retention curve6.1.5 Experimental determination of
Series Title: Theory and applications of transport in porous media, v. 23.
Responsibility: by Jacob Bear and Alexander H.-D. Cheng.

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