SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

Enhanced Subsurface Characterization for Prediction of Contaminant Transport Using Co-Kriging


Groundwater flow and advective transport were simulated in a heterogeneous synthetic aquifer. These simulations were conducted when the aquifer was fully defined and when it was characterized using a limited amount of hard and soft data (hydraulic conductivity data and soil classifications). Co-kriging was used to combine the data types when estimating the hydraulic conductivity field throughout the aquifer. Results of the flow and transport simulations showed that soil classifications were useful in characterizing the hydraulic conductivity field and reducing errors in statistics describing the plume.

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Benson, CH
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Rashad, SM
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 181–199
DOI: 10.1520/STP16121S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5337-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2414-1