Groundwater Modeling Using Geographical Information Systems / Edition 1

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Modeling the occurrence and behavior of groundwater is a critical aspect to any groundwater studies, whether they're being done to plan a clean-up project or in the preliminary site studies for a planned future development. This book defines what GIS is, how to perform it, and how to use GIS technology in modeling groundwater.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471084983
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Flow Modeling 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Areal Extent of a Model 9
1.3 Hydrological Boundaries to the Model 22
1.4 Compilation of Geological Information 23
1.5 Compilation of Hydrological Information 50
1.6 Water-Table Condition 54
1.7 Physical Dimensions of the Model 62
1.8 Model Size 68
1.9 Model Discretization 69
1.10 Finite-Difference Approximation to the Flow Equation 72
1.11 Finite-Element Approximation to the Flow Equation 76
1.12 Parameters 86
1.13 Fractured and Cavernous Media 87
1.14 Model Stresses 93
1.15 Finite-Element Mesh 98
1.16 Simulation 102
1.17 Output 115
1.18 Calibration 121
1.19 Production Runs 129
1.20 Summary 129
2 Transport Modeling 133
2.1 Compilation of Water-Quality Information 134
2.2 Physical Dimensions 135
2.3 Model Size 136
2.4 Transport Equation 137
2.5 Chemical Reactions 141
2.6 Model Boundary Conditions 143
2.7 Finite-Element Approximation 150
2.8 Boundary Conditions 157
2.9 Initial Conditions 157
2.10 Model Parameters 158
2.11 Model Stresses 160
2.12 Running the Model 160
2.13 Output 162
2.14 Calibration 163
2.15 Production Runs 165
2.16 Summary 167
3 Finite-Element versus Finite-Difference Simulation 169
3.1 Elementary Application 169
3.2 Comparison of Methods 211
3.3 Summary 221
Index 225
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