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Título: An approach to validate groundwater contamination risk in rural mountainous catchments: the role of lateral groundwater flows
Autor: Pacheco, Fernando António Leal
Martins, L. M. O.
Quininha, M.
Oliveira, Alcino De Sousa
Fernandes, Luis Filipe Sanches
Palavras-chave: groundwater contamination risk
rural mountainous catchment
contaminant transport
travel time
Data: 7-Nov-2018
Citação: Pacheco, F.A.L.; Martins, L.M.O.; Quininha, M.; Oliveira, A.S.; Sanches Fernandes, L.F.An approach to validate groundwater contamination risk in rural mountainous catchments: the role of lateral groundwater flows, MethodsX, 5, -, 1447-1455, 2018.
Resumo: Computer models dedicated to the validation of groundwater contamination risk in the rural environment, namely the risk of contamination by nitrate leachates from agriculture fertilizers, are frequently based on direct comparison of riskyareas (e.g., cropland,pastures usedforlivestockproduction) and spatialdistributionsofcontaminant (nitrate) plumes. These methods are fated to fail where lateral flows dominate in the landscape (mountainous catchments) displacing the nitrate plumes downhill and from the risky spots. In these cases, there is no connection between the spatial location of risky areas and nitrate plumes, unless the two locations can be linked by a contaminant transport model. The main purpose of this paper is therefore to introduce a method whereby spatio-temporal links can be demonstrated between risky areas (contaminant sources), actual nitrate plumes (contaminant sinks) and modeled nitrate distributions at specific groundwater travel times, thereby validating the risk assessment. The method assembles a couple ofwell knownalgorithms,namely theDRASTICmodel [1,2] andthe ProcessingModflowsoftware (https://www.simcore.com), but their combination as risk validation method is original and proved efficient in its initial application, the companion paper of Pacheco et al. [3]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10348/8940
ISSN: 22150161
Outros identificadores: 22150161
Tipo de Documento: Artigo
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