Axisymmetric gravity currents in a porous medium

Lyle, Sarah; Huppert, Herbert E.; Hallworth, Mark; Bickle, Mike; Chadwick, Andy. 2005 Axisymmetric gravity currents in a porous medium. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 543. 293-302. 10.1017/S0022112005006713

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The release from a point source of relatively heavy fluid into a saturated porous medium above an impermeable boundary is considered. A theoretical relationship is compared with experimental data for the rate of propagation of the front of the resulting gravity current and its shape. A motivation of the study, the problem of carbon dioxide sequestration, is briefly discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0022112005006713
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
ISSN: 0022-1120
Date made live: 11 Nov 2011 14:28

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