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Effect of horizontal heat and fluid flow on the vertical temperature distribution in a semiconfining layer

Water Resources Research

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DOI: 10.1029/95WR03095

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Abstract

By including the constant flow of heat and fluid in the horizontal direction, we develop an analytical solution for the vertical temperature distribution within the semiconfining layer of a typical aquifer system. The solution is an extension of the previous one-dimensional theory by Bredehoeft and Papadopulos [1965]. It provides a quantitative tool for analyzing the uncertainty of the horizontal heat and fluid flow. The analytical results demonstrate that horizontal flow of heat and fluid, if at values much smaller than those of the vertical, has a negligible effect on the vertical temperature distribution but becomes significant when it is comparable to the vertical.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effect of horizontal heat and fluid flow on the vertical temperature distribution in a semiconfining layer
Series title:
Water Resources Research
DOI:
10.1029/95WR03095
Volume
32
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Water Resources Research
First page:
1449
Last page:
1453
Number of Pages:
5