Use of Solute Transport Simulation in the Analysis of Field Problems

                        GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                        RESTON, VA. 22092

In Reply Refer To:                            November 26, 1984
WGS-Mail Stop 411


Subject:  PROGRAMS AND PLANS--Use of Solute Transport Simulation
                              in the Analysis of Field Problems

During this summer, Debra Knopman of the Ground Water Branch
conducted a telephone survey of all District Offices and most
Subdistrict Offices to determine the past, present, and potential
use of simulation in the analysis of field-scale solute transport
problems.  We wish to distribute some of the information obtained
from this survey.

Over the years, individuals within the Water Resources Division of
the Geological Survey have gained considerable practical
experience in the analysis of field-scale solute transport
problems using quantitative analysis.  A bibliography of reports
that document the experience within the Division has been compiled
and is attached for your information.  In addition to assembling
the bibliography, information on current and prospective District
projects for each Region was compiled.  A listing of the completed
and ongoing projects is also attached.

We hope these materials will open up more communication between
professionals who are or will be studying the transport of solutes
in ground-water systems.  As solute transport analysis is complex,
exchanging ideas among colleagues to obtain an appropriate
approach to the problem is important.  These attached materials
should be of some value in assessing the state-of-the-art and our
experience as an organization.

If any of the attached information requires revisions,
modifications, or additions, please contact Thomas Reilly, Solute
Transport Technology Transfer Coordinator.  Also, we would
appreciate being notified as reports on the subject are published,
and new projects initiated.

                              (s) Eugene P. Patten
                              Chief, Ground Water Branch

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