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A Comparative Study of Three-Dimensional Hydraulic Conductivity Upscaling at the MAcro-Dispersion Experiment (MADE) site, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi (USA)

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dc.contributor.author Li ., Liangping es_ES
dc.contributor.author Zhou ., Haiyan es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gómez-Hernández, J. Jaime es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T09:07:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T09:07:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-11
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1694
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/45613
dc.description.abstract Simple averaging, simple-Laplacian, Laplacian-with-skin, and non-uniform coarsening are the techniques investigated in this comparative study of three-dimensional hydraulic conductivity upscaling. The reference is a fine scale conditional realization of the hydraulic conductivities at the MAcro-Dispersion Experiment site on Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi (USA). This realization was generated using a hole-effect variogram model and it was shown that flow and transport modeling in this realization (at this scale) can reproduce the observed non-Fickian spreading of the tritium plume. The purpose of this work is twofold, first to compare the effectiveness of different upscaling techniques in yielding upscaled models able to reproduce the observed transport behavior, and second to demonstrate and analyze the conditions under which flow upscaling can provide a coarse model in which the standard advection-dispersion equation can be used to model transport in seemingly non-Fickian scenarios. Specifically, the use of Laplacian-based upscaling technique coupled with a non-uniform coarsening scheme yields the best results both in terms of flow and transport reproduction, for this case study in which the coarse blocks are smaller than the correlation ranges of the fine scale conductivities. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support by ENRESA (Project 0079000029). The second author also acknowledges the financial support from China Scholarship Council. The two anonymous reviewers are gratefully acknowledged for their comments which helped improving the final version of the manuscript. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation ENRESA 0079000029 es_ES
dc.relation China Scholarship Council es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Hydrology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Full tensor es_ES
dc.subject Interblock es_ES
dc.subject MADE site es_ES
dc.subject Non-Fickian behavior es_ES
dc.subject Non-uniform coarsening es_ES
dc.subject Upscaling es_ES
dc.subject Coarsening es_ES
dc.subject Dispersions es_ES
dc.subject Experiments es_ES
dc.subject Laplace transforms es_ES
dc.subject Three dimensional es_ES
dc.subject Tritium es_ES
dc.subject Hydraulic conductivity es_ES
dc.subject Comparative study es_ES
dc.subject Correlation es_ES
dc.subject Experimental study es_ES
dc.subject Numerical model es_ES
dc.subject Three-dimensional modeling es_ES
dc.subject Variogram es_ES
dc.subject Mississippi es_ES
dc.subject United States es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA es_ES
dc.title A Comparative Study of Three-Dimensional Hydraulic Conductivity Upscaling at the MAcro-Dispersion Experiment (MADE) site, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi (USA) es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.001
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente - Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Li ., L.; Zhou ., H.; Gómez-Hernández, JJ. (2011). A Comparative Study of Three-Dimensional Hydraulic Conductivity Upscaling at the MAcro-Dispersion Experiment (MADE) site, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi (USA). Journal of Hydrology. 404(3-4):278-293. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.001 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.001 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 278 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 293 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 404 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3-4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 198267


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