Title

Contaminant transport in karst aquifers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1997

Abstract

Modeling groundwater flow and contamination transport in karst systems is complicated by the highly heterogeneous nature of the aquifer. A linear systems approach provides a basin scale perspective which does not require specific details of conduit geometry and behavior. Results indicate that a kernel function derived from a trace study was useful as an indicator of the movement of a contaminant through a karst basin. Once a unique kernel function for a karst basin has been calculated, contaminant behavior can be characterized and anticipated for any input of contaminant concentration and discharge.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

The engineering geology and hydrogeology of karst terranes. Proc. 6th multidisciplinary conference, Springfield, 1997

First Page

189

Last Page

192

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