Articles | Volume 26, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2161–2180, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022

Special issue: HESS Opinions 2021

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2161–2180, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2161-2022
Opinion article
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28 Apr 2022
Opinion article  | Highlight paper | 28 Apr 2022

HESS Opinions: Chemical transport modeling in subsurface hydrological systems – space, time, and the “holy grail” of “upscaling”

Brian Berkowitz

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-537', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-537', John Selker, 17 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (01 Mar 2022) by Thom Bogaard
AR by Brian Berkowitz on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Mar 2022) by Thom Bogaard
AR by Brian Berkowitz on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Extensive efforts have focused on quantifying conservative chemical transport in geological formations. We assert that an explicit accounting of temporal information, under uncertainty, in addition to spatial information, is fundamental to an effective modeling formulation. We further assert that efforts to apply chemical transport equations at large length scales, based on measurements and model parameter values relevant to significantly smaller length scales, are an unattainable holy grail.
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