The Henry Problem for Saltwater Intrusion
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 31, Issue 7, pages 1809–1814, July 1995
How to Cite
1995), The Henry Problem for Saltwater Intrusion, Water Resour. Res., 31(7), 1809–1814, doi:10.1029/95WR00431., and (
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 FEB 1995
- Manuscript Received: 30 DEC 1993
Previous solutions of the idealized saltwater intrusion problem known as the Henry problem are discussed, and possible reasons for the observed discrepancies between them are given. High-accuracy finite difference techniques are used to solve the nondimensionalized equations governing the problem, and a fine grid is used so that the solutions obtained contain only very small truncation errors. Such errors are investigated by means of grid refinement. Comparison of past results with the present solutions indicate, first, the presence of significant inaccuracy in certain earlier results and, second, the effects of numerical dispersion in other previous solutions calculated using relatively few grid points.