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Using OTIS to model solute transport in streams and rivers

March 1, 2000

Solute transport in streams and rivers is governed by a suite of hydrologic and geochemical processes. Knowledge of these processes is needed when assessing the fate of contaminants that are released into surface waters. The study of solute fate and transport often is aided by solute transport models that mathematically describe the underlying processes. This fact sheet describes a model that considers One-Dimensional Transport with Inflow and Storage (OTIS). As shown by several example applications, OTIS may be used in conjunction with field-scale data to quantify hydrologic processes (advection, dispersion, and transient storage) and certain chemical reactions (sorption and first-order decay).

Publication Year 2000
Title Using OTIS to model solute transport in streams and rivers
DOI 10.3133/fs13899
Authors Robert L. Runkel
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 138-99
Index ID fs13899
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Colorado Water Science Center; Toxic Substances Hydrology Program