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Flow through Heterogeneous Geologic Media


  • Date Published: September 2015
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107076136
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  • This textbook integrates classic principles of flow through porous media with recently developed stochastic analyses to provide new insight on subsurface hydrology. Importantly, each of the authors has extensive experience in both academia and the world of applied groundwater hydrology. The book not only presents theories but also emphasizes their underlying assumptions, limitations, and the potential pitfalls that may occur as a result of blind application of the theories as 'cookie-cutter' solutions. The book has been developed for advanced-level courses on groundwater fluid flow, hydraulics, and hydrogeology, in either civil and environmental engineering or geoscience departments. It is also a valuable reference text for researchers and professionals in civil and environmental engineering, geology, soil science, environmental science, and petroleum and mining engineering.

    • Uses recently developed stochastic analyses to provide fresh insights on subsurface hydrology
    • Ideal for advanced-level courses on groundwater fluid flow, hydraulics and hydrogeology, but also forms a valuable reference for researchers/professionals
    • Emphasizes the underlying assumptions, limitations, and potential pitfalls that may occur as a result of blind application of theories as 'cookie-cutter' solutions
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    'The text overall is well-organized, and the content is well-presented for a short, specialized textbook, with organized prose that makes liberal use of section headings and typesetting to highlight key concepts. Color line-drawings, plots, and a few pictures add to the appeal of the text as well, visually conveying difficult concepts such as spatial correlation and cross-correlation fields. Each chapter is nicely summarized through a key list of take-home points, and ends with a short set of exercises that test conceptual and quantitative understanding … The content of the book assumes only a basic background in fluid mechanics or hydrogeology, and thus can serve as a relatively self-contained reference on pumping-test models … Chapter 9, in particular, sets this book apart from classical pumping-test analyses through its presentation of the stochastic modeling approach and discussion of hydraulic tomography.' Michael Cardiff, Groundwater

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    16th Jul 2015 by KMao

    The authors are leading experts in the hydrogeology field. The book brings new concepts and ideas different from any other books before. Its good for both teaching and reference, a must have book.

    23rd Jul 2015 by ChristianMassari

    A complete and well written book with a deep and clear explanation of the new and classical stochastic approaches of groundwater hydrology.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107076136
    • length: 351 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 185 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 166 b/w illus. 144 colour illus. 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Fluid statics and dynamics
    2. Darcy's law for saturated porous media
    3. Darcy's law for saturated unporous media
    4. Stochastic conceptualization of heterogeneity
    5. Governing equations for flow through heterogeneous conceptual models
    6. Equivalent homogeneous media conceptual models
    7. Flow toward a well due to pumping, part 1
    8. Flow toward a well due to pumping, part 2
    9. Stochastic approaches.

  • Authors

    Tian-Chyi Yeh, University of Arizona
    Tian-Chyi J. Yeh is a professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, a joint professor in the Department of Resources Engineering at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. He also holds an Oversea-Renowned Professorship from the Chinese Department of Education at Jilin University, China. Dr Yeh has more than 30 years' experience with stochastic/numerical analysis and laboratory/field investigations, as applied to heterogeneity effects on flow and solute transport in saturated and unsaturated geologic media. He has published more than 120 research articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books.

    Raziuddin Khaleel, INTERA, Inc., Washington
    Raziuddin Khaleel is a senior hydrogeologist at INTERA, Inc. and an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, Richland. He has 48 years of experience in the areas of numerical modeling and groundwater, vadose zone, and surface water hydrology. Dr Khaleel has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in groundwater, fluid mechanics, hydrology, groundwater hydraulics, numerical modeling, and vadose zone hydrology at Washington State University; the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro; and the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has published more than 50 refereed journal articles, several book chapters, and numerous papers in symposium proceedings. Dr Khaleel also served as UNESCO and UNDP Consultant to the government of India; the School of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology; and a number of companies dealing with nuclear waste repository programs in Taiwan and Japan.

    Kenneth C. Carroll, New Mexico State University
    Kenneth C. Carroll is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Water Science and Management Graduate Program at New Mexico State University. His research has focused on hydrogeology, contaminant transport, and groundwater remediation. Dr Carroll has published more than 25 refereed journal articles and symposium proceedings papers. At NMSU, he supports the environmental and soil science focus areas, and his teaching and research background and interests cover a broad range of areas that pertain to the coupling of hydrobiogeochemical processes that mediate exchange of water and chemicals between the hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

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