Monte Carlo analysis and bayesian decision theory for assessing the effects of waste sites on groundwater, I: Theory

Journal Article

A sequential Bayesian risk methodology is outlined for addressing the problem of permitting waste sites under conditions of imperfect information. Topics covered include use of preposterior analysis to evaluate candidate sampling plans and prior/posterior analysis of risk. The algorithm is sufficiently general that it can be adapted to accommodate any specific groundwater contaminant transport model or site configuration. In the following paper an example is provided to show the details of application to a numerical groundwater transport model. The methodology described here is being incorporated into an advisory computer system for North Carolina groundwater quality modeling and management needs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marin, CM; Jr, MAM; Butcher, JB

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-7722

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0169-7722(89)90002-8