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Volume 21, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 459–471, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-459-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 459–471, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-459-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Jan 2017

Research article | 25 Jan 2017

Towards a simple representation of chalk hydrology in land surface modelling

Mostaquimur Rahman and Rafael Rosolem
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Modelling water flow through chalk (a fine-grained porous medium traversed by fractures) is important for optimizing water resource management practices in the UK. However, efficient simulations of water movement through chalk are difficult due to the porous nature of chalk, creating high-velocity preferential flow paths. This paper describes a novel approach to representing chalk hydrology in land surface modelling for large-scale applications.
Modelling water flow through chalk (a fine-grained porous medium traversed by fractures) is...
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