By Harry Vereecken, Andrew Binley, Giorgio Cassiani, André Revil, Konstantin Titov
This ebook specializes in the the appliance of hydrogeophysical ways to the knowledge of hydrological strategies and environmental difficulties facing the circulate of water and the delivery of solutes and contaminants. Taking a process-driven procedure, the booklet deals a sequence of process-driven chapters, every one authored by way of top specialists. parts coated comprise: infiltration and solute delivery strategies, biogeochemical functioning of soil-water platforms, coastal groundwater interactions, chilly area hydrology, engineered obstacles and landfill methods.
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The choice of the appropriate hydrogeophysical parameter estimation approach largely depends on the problem. Each method is based on assumptions, which should be acknowledged and examined. No method is good for all applications at the current stage. There is much room to improve our current methods as hydrogeophysics is a new and interdisciplinary field. In this chapter, we have discussed choices that must be made in hydrogeophysical parameter estimation. We have also attempted to classify hydrogeophysical parameter estimation into three classes: direct mapping; integration methods, and joint inversion methods.