Dispersion in Heterogeneous Geological Formations

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Brian Berkowitz
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 2001 - Mathematics - 263 pages
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In spite of many years of intensive study, our current abilities to quantify and predict contaminant migration in natural geological formations remain severely limited. The heterogeneity of these formations over a wide range of scales necessitates consideration of sophisticated transport theories. The evolution of such theories has escalated to the point that a review of the subject seems timely. While conceptual and mathematical developments were crucial to the introduction of these new approaches, there are now too many publications that contain theoretical abstractions without regard to real systems, or incremental improvements to existing theories which are known not to be applicable. This volume brings together articles representing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art approaches for characterization and quantification of contaminant dispersion in heterogeneous porous media.
Audience: The contributions are intended to be as accessible as possible to a wide readership of academics and professionals with diverse backgrounds such as earth sciences, subsurface hydrology, petroleum engineering, and soil physics.

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Preface Transport in Porous Media Special Issue
On Perturbative Expansions to the Stochastic Flow Problem
Recursive Conditional Moment Equations for Advective Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Velocity Fields
The Relative Dispersion and Mixing of Passive Solutes in Transport in Geologic Media
Initial Analysis of Hydraulic and Tracer Experiments
LargeTime Spatial Covariance of Concentration of Conservative Solute and Application to the Cape Cod Tracer Test
Macrodispersivity and Largescale Hydrogeologic Variability
Role of Molecular Diffusion in Contaminant Migration and Recovery in an Alluvial Aquifer System
Methods of Quantum Field Theory in the Physics of Subsurface Solute Transport
The Tracer TransitTime Tail in Multipole Reservoir Flows
Fractional Dispersion Levy Motion and the MADE Tracer Tests
The Role of Probabilistic Approaches to Transport Theory in Heterogeneous Media

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