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AQUIFER TRANSMISSIVITY

Citation:

Hantush*, M M. AQUIFER TRANSMISSIVITY. ISBN0-8247-42419, Chapter A, B.A. Stewart, T.A. Howell (ed.), Encyclopedia of Water Science. Marcel Dekker Incorporated, New York, NY, , 26-29, (2003).

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Description:

Evaluation of groundwater resources requires the knowledge of the capacity of aquifers to store and transmit ground water. This requires estimates of key hydraulic parameters, such as the transmissivity, among others. The transmissivity T (m2/sec) is a hydraulic property, which measures the ability of the aquifer to transmit groundwater throughout its entire saturated thickness. It is defined as the product of the hydraulic conductivity K (m/sec) and the saturated thickness B(m), in the direction normal to the base of the aquifer: T = KB

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 07/28/2003
Record Last Revised: 12/03/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 100243

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM & SUBSURFACE PROTECTION