Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone

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Abstract

It is difficult to predict any natural process. The complexity of natural systems often prohibits our understanding of governing principles of processes in the systems. For some natural processes such as water flow and solute transport in aquifers and the vadose zone (the geological medium, i.e., soils and rocks above the regional groundwater table), we seem to understand the governing principle of the processes (i.e., many laboratory-scale experiments have manifested the validity of Darcy's law for flow and solute transport through saturated and unsaturated porous media). The principle, however, is often limited to a narrow range of scales. For example, when applying the principle to field-scale problems, we encounter the problem of extrapolating the principle to much larger scale systems which involve spatial and temporal variabilities of the system characteristics at many different scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGroundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages185-230
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9781351443906
ISBN (Print)1566701007, 9781566701006
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Solute transport
Flow of water
solute transport
vadose zone
water flow
water
Darcy law
Aquifers
modeling
Porous materials
porous medium
Large scale systems
Groundwater
Rocks
aquifer
Soils
groundwater
rock
Water
soil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Yeh, T-C. J. (2017). Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. In Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management (pp. 185-230). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203719725

Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. / Yeh, Tian-Chyi J.

Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management. CRC Press, 2017. p. 185-230.

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Yeh, T-CJ 2017, Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. in Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management. CRC Press, pp. 185-230. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203719725
Yeh T-CJ. Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. In Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management. CRC Press. 2017. p. 185-230 https://doi.org/10.1201/9780203719725
Yeh, Tian-Chyi J. / Stochastic modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. Groundwater Models for Resources Analysis and Management. CRC Press, 2017. pp. 185-230
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