WIT Press


A Protocol To Compare Sensitivity Of Groimdwater Transport Model Parameters

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950161

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

522 kb

Author(s)

H.R. Fuentes, V.A. Tsihrintzis & R. Hamid

Abstract

Groundwater transport models are typically used to predict solute concentrations in support of activities associated with assessment, clean-up, and restoration of groundwater environments. Cost effectiveness and decision making require that the uncertainty associated with predictions made by these models must be accurately and precisely identified. This effort uses numerical solutions of the one-dimensional solute transport equation to evaluate the effect of the following input parameters on predicted solute concentrations: influent concentration, pore velocity, dispersion coefficient, and retardation factor. Then, predicted concentrations are statistically analyzed; values of these parameters are varied by a known amount an

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