An analysis of the choice and application of two solute transport models in the upper Santa Cruz basin

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Title:
An analysis of the choice and application of two solute transport models in the upper Santa Cruz basin
Author:
Weaver, Jeffrey Dale,1961-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
This study presents an evaluation of the choice and application of the Discrete State Compartment (DSC) and Method of Characteristics (MOC) solute transport models as used in the upper Santa Cruz basin. The models predicted different rates of contaminant plume movement using similar land and water use scenarios. The evaluation is based on a review of model specification, model capabilities, and model assumptions. It is shown that the MOC model provided a more realistic view of the system's response to predicted stresses than did the DSC model. The case study also shows that the traditionally narrow focus used to evaluate model outputs in the decision making process can lead to misapplication of model results, and that a broader framework that includes important model assumptions should be used.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico); Subsurface drainage -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico); Groundwater -- Quality -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the choice and application of two solute transport models in the upper Santa Cruz basinen_US
dc.creatorWeaver, Jeffrey Dale,1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Jeffrey Dale,1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractThis study presents an evaluation of the choice and application of the Discrete State Compartment (DSC) and Method of Characteristics (MOC) solute transport models as used in the upper Santa Cruz basin. The models predicted different rates of contaminant plume movement using similar land and water use scenarios. The evaluation is based on a review of model specification, model capabilities, and model assumptions. It is shown that the MOC model provided a more realistic view of the system's response to predicted stresses than did the DSC model. The case study also shows that the traditionally narrow focus used to evaluate model outputs in the decision making process can lead to misapplication of model results, and that a broader framework that includes important model assumptions should be used.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 -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSubsurface drainage -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico)en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Quality -- Santa Cruz River Region (Ariz. and Mexico)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.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213446958en_US
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