Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
03 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2017

Modeling 3-D permeability distribution in alluvial fans using facies architecture and geophysical acquisitions

Lin Zhu, Huili Gong, Zhenxue Dai, Gaoxuan Guo, and Pietro Teatini


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (22 Nov 2016) by Graham Fogg
AR by Lin Zhu on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jan 2017) by Graham Fogg
Short summary
We developed a method to characterize the distribution and variance of the hydraulic conductivity k in a multiple-zone alluvial fan by fusing multiple-source data. Consistently with the scales of the sedimentary transport energy, the k variance of the various facies decreases from the upper to the lower portion along the flow direction. The 3-D distribution of k is consistent with that of the facies. The potentialities of the proposed approach are tested on the Chaobai River megafan, China.