Flux Flummoxed: A Proposal for Consistent Usage

  title={Flux Flummoxed: A Proposal for Consistent Usage},
  author={Philip H. Stauffer},
I would like to bring to the attention of the hydrogeology community an ongoing inconsistency in the published literature concerning the use of the term flux. The definition of flux that is most pertinent to Ground Water readers comes from the field of transport phenomena, where the flux of some quantity (e.g., mass, energy, momentum, entropy) is defined as the flow rate of that quantity per unit area. For example, a mass flow rate, which has SI units of kg/s, when referenced to a unit area… 

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