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Extending Darcy's concept of ground-water motion

Professional Paper 411-F

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Abstract

The tensor nature of permeability and its effect in a given ground-water flow regime have been acknowledged by various investigators. The effect on the spread of a given dissolved substance can be qualitatively discussed on the basis of the tensor characteristic of the permeability coefficient. The correlation between the dispersion coefficient and the tensor characteristic is one possible means of defining the flow regime within a given aquifer. Because of the large-scale changes in magnitude and direction of the tensor components of permeability, the concept of a mean line of dispersion may produce a more significant statement on the characteristics of flow than does the present concept of hydraulic potential and the streamline.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Extending Darcy's concept of ground-water motion
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
411
Chapter:
F
Year Published:
1964
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
United States Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
v, F6