Front-tracking model for convective transport in flowing ground water

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4034
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A finite-difference numerical model that simulates the convective transport of water or tracer particles through porous media is described. It can be applied to one- or two-dimensional problems involving either steady-state or transient flow. The model tracks representative water or tracer particles, initially located along specified lines, as they move in response to the groundwater velocity filed. Aquifer properties may be both anisotropic and nonhomogeneous. Included in the report is a listing of the program along with input formats and test problem results. The front-tracking model provides a useful first approximation determining the movement of solutes in an aquifer, particularly in cases when dispersion and dilution is of minor consideration. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Front-tracking model for convective transport in flowing ground water
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 83-4034
DOI 10.3133/wri834034
Edition -
Year Published 1983
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description iii, 57 p. :ill. ;28 cm.