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WRRCTMR No.82 Vertical Movement of Saltwater-Freshwater Interface in a Thick Groundwater System

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Title WRRCTMR No.82 Vertical Movement of Saltwater-Freshwater Interface in a Thick Groundwater System
Creator Ogata, Akio Lau, L Stephen
Subject saline water-freshwater interfaces groundwater movement coastal aquifers hydrological models mathematical models aquicludes aquifers numerical modeling techniques coastal-caprock aquicludes model tests Ghyben-Herzberg equilibrium theory Groundwater -- Mathematical models. Saltwater encroachment -- Mathematical models.
Description A theoretical function is derived to predict the transient position of the saltwater-freshwater interface set in vertical motion from an initially static equilibrium state. The function is found to be proportional to the square root of time after commencement. The proportionality is governed by the porosity and permeability of the aquifer, the difference in density of the two liquids, and the amount of head change. Laboratory sand-column experiments conducted generally validated the model....
Date 1990-03
Type Report
Identifier Ogata A, Lau LS. 1990. Vertical movement of saltwater-freshwater interface in a thick groundwater system. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical memorandum report, 82. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2687
Language en-US
Relation WRRC Technical Memorandum Report 82
Publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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