A. F. B. Tompson

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The random-walk method for simulating solute transport in porous media is typically based on the assumption that the velocity and velocity-dependent dispersion tensor vary smoothly in space. However, in cases where sharp interfaces separate materials with contrasting hydraulic properties, these quantities may be discontinuous. Normally, velocities are(More)
Numerical simulations of groundwater flow and chemical transport through three-dimensional heterogeneous porous media are described. The authors employ two CRAY supercomputers for different parts of the decoupled calculation: the flow field is computed on the T3D massively parallel computer, and the contaminant migration is simulated on the C90 vector(More)
The nuclear weapons testing programme of the USA has released radionuclides to the subsurface at the Nevada Test Site. One of these tests has been used to study the hydrological transport of radionuclides for over 25 years in groundwater and the deep unsaturated zone. Ten years after the weapon's test, a 16 year groundwater pumping experiment was initiated(More)
Underground nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site introduced numerous radionuclides that may be used subsequently to characterize subsurface hydrologic transport processes in arid climates. In 1965, a unique, 16-year pumping experiment designed to examine radionuclide migration away from the CAMBRIC nuclear test, conducted in the saturated zone(More)
The effectiveness of aquifer remediation is typically expressed in terms of a reduction in contaminant concentrations relative to a regulated maximum contaminant level (MCL), and is usually confined by sparse monitoring data arrd/or simple model calculations. Here, the effectiveness of remediation is examined from a risk-based perspective that goes beyond(More)
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