Development of a Practical Method Simulating Oil Spill Migration (OSPIM) in Soils

by Avner Kessler, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Lab, Richland, WA, USA,
Hillel Rubin, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Lab, Richland, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


Many ground-water modeling studies can be performed on currently available microcomputers. The greatest problem associated with the proliferation of ground-water modeling software for a large number of microcomputers will be misapplication by inexperienced modelers. A review of Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories' (Battelle-Northwest) research in developing and applying ground-water modeling indicates that current software is inadequate for the inexperienced modeler. Software developed for future ground-water modeling applications will bear increased responsibility for defining the relative importance of the physical processes involved as well as helping users properly evaluate results.

Subject Headings: Hazardous materials spills | Soil pollution | Hydrologic models | Computer models | Computers | Computer software | Physical models | Water resources | Pacific Northwest | United States

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