Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Wissam Al-Taliby

Florida Institute of Technology,
Melbourne, FL 32901

  • Research Article
    Comparison of Seepage Simulation in a Saline Environment below an Estuary Using MODFLOW and SEAWAT
    Author(s): Wissam Al-Taliby, Ashok Pandit and Howell HeckWissam Al-Taliby, Ashok Pandit and Howell Heck

    This paper compares the results produced by MODFLOW, a constant-density model, to results produced by SEAWAT, a variable-density model, to investigate the feasibility of using MODFLOW in a saline environment below an estuary known as the Indian River Lagoon. The comparison was conducted over sixteen numerical simulation cases at different conditions of estuarine salinity CL, hydraulic conductivity anisotropy ratio Kr, and water table elevations on the freshwater boundaries in a two-dimensional vertical domain. The use of MODFLOW at the study site under the calibrated Kr distribution ranging from 1000-20,000 was found to accurately match the field-measured and SEAWATsimulated results with a remarkable increase in accuracy at higher groundwater elevations. The study determined a critical value of Kr of 1000 above which, MODFLOW simulations of the variable-density problem produced result.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000270

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