Research

Groundwater Nitrate Transport

Tule River

The Tule River study area has been used as the pilot study area during the development of the tools.

Therefore the Tule River model has been simulated using various techniques and models.

Modeling groundwater pollution from nonpoint sources: How much does detail in time matter?

Our research shows the effect of time-resolution in groundwater stresses (monthly vs. annual vs. steady state representation of pumping and recharge) on nitrate transport modeling results. Simulation of pumping and recharge stresses as well as NPS nitrate loading using average annual, average multi-annual, or even steady-state stress/loading conditions may yield representative results.

Computational and Numerical Methods