WIT Press


Guidelines For Validation And Verification Of Groundwater Mathematical Studies (GULLIVER): A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000271

Volume

45

Pages

13

Published

2000

Size

1,015 kb

Author(s)

S. Troisi, S. Straface, G. Gambolati, M. Putti & C. Paniconi

Abstract

The goal of this work is to define a set of guidelines for "validating" math- ematical models that are to be used in real-world problems of subsurface flow and contaminant transport. Groundwater models today are being used to study increasingly complex problems involving large temporal and spa- tial scales and with many uncertainties inherent in the data and in the models themselves. It becomes important therefore to establish procedures and benchmark tests with which to assess a given model's adequacy for simulating a specific groundwater problem. In the GULLIVER project we propose to create a public library of phenomenological schemes (PS), each one satisfactorily solved by an established model. A user with a specific application and model at ha

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