標題: Investigation of solute transport in nonstationary unsaturated flow fields
作者: Chang, C. -M.
Yeh, H. -D.
環境工程研究所
Institute of Environmental Engineering
公開日期: 2012
摘要: Most theoretical work on analyzing plume spreading at the field scale in a partially saturated heterogeneous formation assumes weak stationarity of velocity field. While this assumption is not applicable to the case of a bounded flow domain, the nonstationarity in fluctuations of unsaturated velocity fields is induced through the presence of the boundary conditions in the flow domain. In this work, we attempt to quantify the large-time macrodispersion in nonstationary unsaturated velocity fields caused by the presence of a fixed head boundary condition. Application of the perturbation-based nonstationary spectral approach leads to an analytical expression for the macrodispersion describing the field-scale dispersive solute flux in terms of the statistical moments of two formation parameters: the Gardener's parameter (alpha) and the saturated hydraulic conductivity (K-s). The results predicted from the expression indicate that the enhanced unsaturated plume spreading can arise from a larger correlation scale of ln K-s or ln alpha fields. In addition, the alpha-parameter takes the role in reducing the field-scale plume spreading.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/20895
http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-4049-2012
ISSN: 1027-5606
DOI: 10.5194/hess-16-4049-2012
期刊: HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES
Volume: 16
Issue: 11
起始頁: 4049
結束頁: 4055
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