Development of Site Characterization Simulator.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The purpose of this study was to develop a tool for Remedial Project Managers RPMs to learn and practice the site characterization process. One of the key difficulties encountered by RPMs during site characterization is the need to develop a model of the site based on limited data. These limited data are used to determine parameters that describe hydrogeologic and contaminant properties aquifer hydraulic conductivity, contaminant concentration, etc. and are obtained using sampling techniques that interrogate a very small volume, usually much smaller than node spacing of the computer model used to simulate site conditions. The value of the parameter being measured in the field and used in modeling the site is therefore a function of both the sampling location and the volume of water, aquifer interrogated. This research identified techniques to incorporate the impact of spatial variability and sampling method particularly, sampling volume and method error in a site characterization simulator.
- Statistics and Probability