Release of a new report entitled "A conceptual framework for ground-water solute-transport studies with emphasis on physical mechanisms of solute movement" 



In Reply Refer To:                              February 3, 1988
WGS-Mail Stop 411



OFFICE OF GROUND WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 88.02

Subject:  PUBLICATIONS--Release of a new report entitled "A
                        conceptual framework for ground-water
                        solute-transport studies with emphasis on
                        physical mechanisms of solute movement" by
                        T. E. Reilly, O. L. Franke, H. T. Buxton
                        and G. D. Bennett

The subject report has been recently released as Water-Resources
Investigations Report 87-4191.  The report, which is attached,
provides a framework for conducting solute-transport studies that
is intended to aid both first-time project leaders of such studies
who already have experience in ground-water flow and technically-
oriented administrators.

Analysis of solute transport in ground-water systems involves a
complex, multi-discipline study that requires intensive and costly
investigation. This report examines the physical mechanisms of
solute transport, advection and dispersion, and explains how they
relate to one another and the scale of study.  The role of
simulation as an "integrating" factor that helps to increase our
understanding of the complex interaction of all the system
components is a key element in the proposed study framework.

We recommend that this report be distributed to the appropriate
Project Chiefs, and other technical personnel and administrators,
and welcome comments on the content of this report.



                               Eugene P. Patten
                               Chief, Office of
                               Ground Water

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