Monte Carlo GRW Simulations of Passive Transport in Groundwater

  • Nicolae Suciu
Part of the Geosystems Mathematics book series (GSMA)


Monte Carlo GRW simulations of passive transport in groundwater are used to investigate ergodic properties, dependence on initial conditions, and the occurrence of anomalous diffusion. It is shown that memory effects produced by dependence on initial conditions are responsible for the lack of ergodicity of the transport, in the sense of approach to the theoretical upscaled process. Evolving scale heterogeneity of groundwater systems, consisting of a superposition of spatial scales, enhances the memory effects and may explain the occurrence of anomalous diffusion behavior.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolae Suciu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsFriedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical AnalysisCluj-Napoca Branch of the Romanian AcademyCluj-NapocaRomania

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