Marnik Vanclooster

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Data of two or more state variables are recommended for porous media flow parameter estimation by inverse modeling. In this context, it is desirable to minimize efforts and cost when measuring these variables. A method to analyze the suitability of different sampling alternatives to identify the flow parameters from transient flow experiments by inverse(More)
—We analyzed the effect of shallow thin layers on the estimation of soil surface water content using full-waveform inversion of off-ground ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. Strong dielectric contrasts are expected to occur under fast wetting or drying weather conditions, thereby leading to constructive and destructive interferences with respect to(More)
This paper presents a fuzzy stochastic dynamic programming (FSDP) approach to derive steady-state multipurpose reservoir operating policies. The vagueness associated with some operating objectives as well as with the decision-making process is apprehended through fuzzy set theory. Operating objectives are considered as fuzzy sets and their membership(More)
Full-waveform inversions were applied to retrieve surface , two-layered and continuous soil moisture profiles from ground penetrating radar (GPR) data acquired in an 11-ha agricultural field situated in the loess belt area in central Belgium. The radar system consisted of a vector network analyzer combined with an off-ground horn antenna operating in the(More)
Urban agriculture increasingly supplies food and non-food services to the rapidly growing West African cities. However, with its typically heavy use of fertilizers and uncontrolled use of water, it bears severe risks of soil and groundwater pollution. This study was carried out in Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso, West Africa) at two commercial gardening sites.(More)
Modeling water flow in a VFCW is a prerequisite to model wastewater treatment using process based filtering models. As for soils, when the vertical structure varies in different material types, it has a significant impact on water flow passing through it. The heterogeneous filtering material is composed of a mix of mineral porous material, and organic(More)
Hydrological models predictions are always affected with uncertainty that have to be addressed in order to make appropriate use of these models in water resources studies and management. In this paper the efficiency of the SWAT model for discharge prediction in partially gauged semi-arid catchment is evaluated and the model prediction uncertainty is(More)
fects on solute dispersion. Studying the abrupt passage from a coarse to a finer-textured layer, Koch and Flü hler We analyze observed Cl Ϫ transport during a large-scale in situ (1994) showed that streamlines tend to diverge at such unsaturated infiltration experiment in terms of the observation scale of the transport process and the physical(More)
Groundwater contamination by nitrate within an unconfined sandy aquifer was mapped using a Bayesian Data Fusion (BDF) framework. Groundwater monitoring data was therefore combined with a statistical groundwater contamination model. In a first step, nitrate concentrations, measured at 99 monitoring stations irregularly distributed within the study area, were(More)