Studying solute transport using parsimonious groundwater modelling

E. Rozos, and D. Koutsoyiannis, Studying solute transport using parsimonious groundwater modelling, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, Vienna, EGU2013-2225, doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.29516.62087, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, 2013.



Groundwater modelling is plagued by the increased uncertainty concerning the properties (hydraulic conductivity, porosity, geometry) and the conditions (boundary conditions, initial conditions, stresses) of aquifers. Some studies suggest that the magnitude of this uncertainty does not justify the detailed level of representation and simulation employed by groundwater models that numerically solve differential equations. Rozos and Koutsoyiannis (2010) suggested that multi-cell models should be considered as an alternative option in cases of increased uncertainty. This study extends that work by including solute transport in a multi-cell model that allows discretization of the flow domain using a low number of cells of flexible geometry. This method was tested in a case study that has analytical solution

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