Title: An experimental and numerical investigation of saltwater movement in coupled saturated/ partially-saturated systems 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2002 
Availability: Water Resources Research 38(6), doi:10.1029/2001WR000364 
Author 1/Producer: Thorenz, C 
Other Authors/Producers: Kosakowski, G. Kolditz, O. and Berkowitz, B 
Author / Producer Type: Media and publishers sector 
Publisher: American Geophysical Union 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2002/2001WR000364.shtml  
Format (e.g. PDF): HTML 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Predictive modelling
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: A combination of experimental and numerical analyses are used to examine the movement and interaction of saltwater and freshwater in unconfined porous media, with an emphasis on the partially saturated region. The laboratory experiments demonstrate that significant lateral flows and density-driven flow effects may take place in this zone. In parallel, a finite element numerical model has been developed, which effectively reproduces the observed flow; this suggests that the numerical model has the capacity to provide realistic predictions. 
Link to Project(s): SALTRANS Methods for assessing salt intrusion and transport in heterogeneous and fractured aquifers
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/07/2007

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