2nd ed. 2014, XXI, 182 p. 68 illus., 35 illus. in color.
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New edition of Gorokhovski's successful book - enhanced by a chapter on solute transport involving directly hydraulic dispersion of flux in porous media
Includes many examples for effective simulations in hydrogeology
Is useful for researchers and professionals
Geological models used in predictive hydrogeological modeling are not exact replicas of the objects they represent: many details related to structures and properties of the objects remain unknown. Those details may considerably affect simulation results. A provable evaluation of the uncertainty of hydrogeological and solute transport simulations are almost impossible. In this book, the author describes how to obtain the best-possible results in simulations, based on the available data and predefined criteria that are turned into transforming mechanisms. The latter are mathematical expressions for evaluating model parameters supporting effective simulations. Examples of the mechanisms as well as methods of their evaluation are provided in this book. It is also shown how these mechanisms can be used for the interpretation of hydrogeological data. The first edition of this book was published in the series SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences.