leakage factor

Characteristic length for a leaky aquifer (large for little leakage and vice versa) defined as the square root of the product of the transmissivity of the main aquifer and the layer-resistance of the overlying or underlying semi-confining layer.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 20, 2014 .