Groundwater Science / Edition 1

Groundwater Science / Edition 1

by Charles R. Fitts
ISBN-10:
0122578554
ISBN-13:
9780122578557
Pub. Date:
06/05/2002
Publisher:
Elsevier Science

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Overview

Groundwater Science / Edition 1

Groundwater Science is a well organized, clearly written resource for students and professionals seeking comprehensive treatment of hydrogeology. This volume introduces groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. Subsequent chapters introduce physical principles: properties of subsurface materials, groundwater flow, groundwater geology, deformation, and flow modeling techniques. Later chapters address groundwater chemistry and contamination. This treatment of the subject is intentionally interdisciplinary, weaving important theories and methods from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science.

Key Features
• Integrates up-to-date field methods with the principles of current flow modeling methods: analytic elements, finite differences, and finite elements
• Covers recent contamination topics including non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), complex solute transport processes, and remediation
• Presents clear explanations, two-color figures, case studies, and worked examples throughout
• Solutions manual for all end-of-chapter problems is available to faculty who adopt the text
• Provides an accompanying Website with sample data sets for problems, a forum for faculty discourse, and links to groundwater sites and public domain software

About the Author:
Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. Fitts earned a doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and has authored two popular groundwater modeling software packages: TWODAN for modeling groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780122578557
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/05/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 10.04(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. He earned an MS in engineering geology at Cornell and a PhD in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota. He has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and is author of several groundwater modeling software packages: AnAqSim (analytic aquifer simulator) and TWODAN for groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for solute transport.

Table of Contents

1. Groundwater: The Big Picture 2. Physical Properties 3. Principles of Flow 4.Field Exploration and Wells 5.Hydrology and Geology 6. Deformation, Storage, and General Flow Equations 7. Modeling Steady Flow with Basic Methods 8. Modeling Transient Well Hydraulics and Mounding 9. Computer-Assisted Flow Modeling 10. Groundwater Chemistry 11. Groundwater Contamination 12. Subsurface Heat Flow and Geothermal Energy Appendix A: Units and Conversions Appendix B: Mathematics Primer Appendix C: Book Website Answers to Selected Problems

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