New Permeameters for In Situ Characterization of Unsaturated Heterogeneous Permeability [electronic resource] : Development, Design, Testing, and Application
- Socorro, N.M. : New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2001. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- vp : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The original objective of our EMSP research was to design, develop, and test new in situ field permeameters for use in spatial variability studies of unsaturated hydraulic properties. We initially focused on activities related to development and testing of techniques for inverting permeameter data, development of numerical tools for data inversion, error evaluation for permeameter design, and permeameter component design. However, the results of error evaluations for permeameter design caused us to redirect our research, and reformulate our research objectives. We discovered that small, simple measurement errors lead to significant bias in the estimated hydraulic properties and their spatial statistics. Our reformulated research objective became the evaluation of the origin, impact and relevance of spatial bias in field-and laboratory-estimated unsaturate hydraulic properties, with an emphasis on spatial statistics and the resulting predictions of stochastic models of flow and contaminant transport.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/01/2001., "doe/er/14704", John L. Wilson; Robert J. Glass., and (US)
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Final; 09/15/1996 - 09/14/2000
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