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Patients treated and followed for thyroid cancer by a multidisciplinary group were studied between 1989 and 1993, 336 patients living in the French region Auvergne underwent total or partial thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma. The sex ratio was 4.3 and the median age was 52 (14-57) and 49 (17-83) in females and males respectively. Papillary carcinoma was(More)
Modelling the discontinuity network of fractured reservoirs may be addressed (1) by purely stochastic means, (2) with a fractal approach, or (3) using mechanical parameters describing the spatial organisation of fracture systems. Our paper presents an approach where the geometrical properties of the fracture networks are incorporated in the form of both(More)
The use of lumped, conceptual models in hydrological impact studies requires placing more emphasis on the uncertainty arising from deficiencies and/or ambiguities in the model structure. This study provides an opportunity to combine a multiple-hypothesis framework with a multicriteria assessment scheme to reduce structural uncertainty in the conceptual(More)
In this paper the perturbation approach is used to investigate the analytical properties of the sensitivity to the initial conditions on the calibration and simulation results of two karst spring discharge reservoir models. The propagation of uncertainty in the initial conditions is shown to depend on both model structure and the values assumed by state(More)
A two-parameter transfer function with an in nite characteristic time is proposed for conceptual rainfall-runo models. The large time behaviour of the unit response is an inverse power function of time. The in nite characteristic time allows long term memory e ects to be accounted for. Such e ects are observed in mountainous and karst catchments. The(More)
Tracer tests represent the most appropriate approach for assessing hydrodispersive parameters such as transversal and longitudinal dispersivities or kinematic porosity on an aquifer scale. They are generally carried out by injecting a tracer in a borehole and measuring its concentration over time in neighboring boreholes by extracted volume sampling or(More)
Large-scale inversion methods have been recently developed and permitted now to considerably reduce the computation time and memory needed for inversions of models with a large amount of parameters and data. In this work, we have applied a deterministic geostatistical inversion algorithm to a hydraulic tomography investigation conducted in an experimental(More)