Site characterization method for the vadose zone

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Abstract

Inverse problems have been a major focus of groundwater hydrology during the past decades. Numerous mathematical models have been developed to estimate transmissivity of aquifers, but the identity of their estimates are often unknown. Without knowing the nature of the estimate, it is impossible to statistically assess its uncertainty. A conditional effective parameter theory is used to address inverse problems in the vadose zone. The result is limited to approximate conditional fields when the medium is strongly heterogeneous since the approach relies on the approximate conditional mean flow equation. When the medium is mildly heterogeneous, the products of perturbation will be so small as to yield the conditional mean field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages198-203
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 27th Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR. Part C - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 15 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 27th Congress of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR. Part C
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period8/10/978/15/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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