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Simulating water, solute, and heat transport in the subsurface with the VS2DI software package

Vadose Zone Journal

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DOI: 10.2136/vzj2007.0075

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Abstract

The software package VS2DI was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey for simulating water, solute, and heat transport in variably saturated porous media. The package consists of a graphical preprocessor to facilitate construction of a simulation, a postprocessor for visualizing simulation results, and two numerical models that solve for flow and solute transport (VS2DT) and flow and heat transport (VS2DH). The finite-difference method is used to solve the Richards equation for flow and the advection-dispersion equation for solute or heat transport. This study presents a brief description of the VS2DI package, an overview of the various types of problems that have been addressed with the package, and an analysis of the advantages and limitations of the package. A review of other models and modeling approaches for studying water, solute, and heat transport also is provided. ?? Soil Science Society of America. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Simulating water, solute, and heat transport in the subsurface with the VS2DI software package
Series title:
Vadose Zone Journal
DOI:
10.2136/vzj2007.0075
Volume
7
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Vadose Zone Journal
First page:
632
Last page:
639