Literature on Ground-Water Contamination and Quantitative Analysis of Ground-Water Transport


             UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                        GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                        RESTON, VA. 22092

In Reply Refer To:                            October 19, 1984
WGS-Mail Stop 411


GROUND WATER BRANCH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 85.01

Subject:  PUBLICATIONS--Literature on Ground-Water Contamination
                        and Quantitative Analysis of Ground-Water
                        Transport

A copy of three publications on ground-water contamination are
being distributed to each District Office.  These publications
are:

Javandel, I., Doughty, C., and Tsang, C. F., 1984, Groundwater
Transport--Handbook of Mathematical Models: American
Geophysical Union, Water Resources Monograph 10, 228 p.

Konikow, L. F., 1981, Role of numerical simulation in analysis of
groundwater quality problems: The Science of the Total
Environment, v. 21, p. 299-312.

National Research Council Geophysics Study Committee, 1984,
Groundwater Contamination: Studies in Geophysics, National
Academy Press, 179 p.

The volume from the "Studies in Geophysics" series of the National
Research Council has a good mixture of theory and case studies.
The papers in this volume on "Processes" by Anderson and by
Cherry, Gillham, and Barker are quality overview discussions of
some important processes and well worth reading.

The paper by Konikow gives an excellent discussion on the role and
power of numerical simulation in the study of solute transport.
Numerical simulation or quantitative analysis is most useful in
increasing our understanding of a system.  Konikow stresses the
use of numerical simulation to help the analyst integrate
available data, evaluate conceptual models, and test hypotheses.

The handbook of mathematical models is a useful collection of many
of the tools available for quantitative analysis of ground-water
transport.  This volume is a good reference.

We recommend that these publications be brought to the attention
of all professionals.



                                   (s) Thomas E. Reilly
                                   for Eugene P. Patten
                                   Chief, Ground Water Branch

WRD Distribution:  A, B, S, FO, PO