Investigation of flow within the capillary fringe using a synthetic aquifer

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Title:
Investigation of flow within the capillary fringe using a synthetic aquifer
Author:
Taylor, Michael David.
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An investigation of the ability of the tension saturated region of the vadose zone, known as the capillary fringe, to facilitate contaminant transport in the horizontal direction was investigated with a synthetic intermediate scale model aquifer. The synthetic aquifer model was designed for investigations of 2-D flow within the vadose zone by combining visual and instrument data in an automated data collection environment. The scope of the experiment included the establishment of steady state conditions, introduction of a conservative salt tracer and dye solution, and the flushing of the plume from a point source. A water table gradient was setup across the length of the model aquifer to establish horizontal flow below the water table and in the capillary fringe region. Results indicated that significant horizontal contaminant transport can occur within a capillary fringe region of the vadose zone.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow.; Aquifers.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ferre, P. A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of flow within the capillary fringe using a synthetic aquiferen_US
dc.creatorTaylor, Michael David.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Michael David.en_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn investigation of the ability of the tension saturated region of the vadose zone, known as the capillary fringe, to facilitate contaminant transport in the horizontal direction was investigated with a synthetic intermediate scale model aquifer. The synthetic aquifer model was designed for investigations of 2-D flow within the vadose zone by combining visual and instrument data in an automated data collection environment. The scope of the experiment included the establishment of steady state conditions, introduction of a conservative salt tracer and dye solution, and the flushing of the plume from a point source. A water table gradient was setup across the length of the model aquifer to establish horizontal flow below the water table and in the capillary fringe region. Results indicated that significant horizontal contaminant transport can occur within a capillary fringe region of the vadose zone.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAquifers.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFerre, P. A.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc222039526en_US
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