Upscaling hydraulic conductivity: theory and examples from geohydrological studies

@article{Bierkens2004UpscalingHC,
  title={Upscaling hydraulic conductivity: theory and examples from geohydrological studies},
  author={M.F.P. Bierkens and J.W.J. van der Gaast},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
  year={2004},
  volume={50},
  pages={193-207}
}
This paper presents an overview of the theory of upscaling hydraulic conductivity and describes two case studies in which some of this theory has been applied. The representative hydraulic conductivity of a numerical model block (‘block conductivity’ for short) is defined in terms of smaller scale hydraulic conductivities. Also, using elementary examples, some general properties of block conductivities are given. Analytical solutions for the block conductivity are presented that were derived by… CONTINUE READING

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