On the estimation of solute transport parameters for rivers

Stephen George Wallis, M. Osuch, J. Russell Manson, Renata J Romanowicz, B. O. L. Demars

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    Abstract

    The modelling of solute transport in rivers is usually based on simulating the physical processes of advection, dispersion and transient storage, which requires the modeller to specify values of corresponding model parameters for the particular river reach under study. In recent years it has become popular to combine a numerical solution scheme of the governing transport equations with a parameter optimisation technique. However, there are several numerical schemes and optimisation techniques to choose from. The chapter addresses a very simple question, namely, do we get the same, or do we get different, parameter values from the application of two independent solute transport models/parameter optimisation techniques to the same data? Results from seven different cases of observed solute transport suggest the latter, which implies that parameter values cannot be transferred between modelling systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExperimental and Computational Solutions of Hydraulic Problems
    Subtitle of host publication32nd International School of Hydraulics
    EditorsPaweł Rowiński
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages415-425
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-30209-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30208-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event32nd International School of Hydraulics Experimental and Computational Solutions of Hydraulic Problems - Lochow, Poland
    Duration: 28 May 20121 Jun 2012

    Publication series

    NameGeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
    ISSN (Print)2190-5193

    Conference

    Conference32nd International School of Hydraulics Experimental and Computational Solutions of Hydraulic Problems
    CountryPoland
    Period28/05/121/06/12

    Keywords

    • TRANSIENT STORAGE MODEL
    • ZONE MODEL
    • STREAMS
    • TRACER
    • DISPERSION

    Cite this

    Wallis, S. G., Osuch, M., Manson, J. R., Romanowicz, R. J., & Demars, B. O. L. (2013). On the estimation of solute transport parameters for rivers. In P. Rowiński (Ed.), Experimental and Computational Solutions of Hydraulic Problems: 32nd International School of Hydraulics (pp. 415-425). (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30209-1_30