Models for Assessment of Transverse Diffusive and Advective Transfer in Regional Two-Layer Systems

  • Vyacheslav G. RumyninEmail author
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 25)


In many groundwater systems, the porous media have near-horizontal layered structures that have been formed by natural sedimentology processes. Diffusive transfer of solute mass between layers differing in hydraulic conductivity is a key smoothing mechanism of concentration profiles in such stratified groundwater systems. A result of this process is the higher rate of mass transfer in layers with lower permeability and its lower rate in layers with higher permeability.


Solute Transport Permeable Layer Transverse Dispersion High Iodine Concentration Single Fissure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological DepartmentThe Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Environmental Geology Saint Petersburg Division Saint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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