Book Title: Geologic Frameworks for Groundwater Flow Models
Book Description: Groundwater modeling requires systematic methods for translating physical subsurface geology into a numerical representation. This book introduces techniques for creating the underlying geologic framework of groundwater flow models.
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Groundwater modelers should be familiar with and have access to systematic methods for translating physical subsurface geology into a numerical representation. Other hydrogeologists will benefit from understanding the process. This book introduces techniques for creating the underlying geologic framework of groundwater flow models. It is arranged around a hypothetical site with contaminated groundwater, beginning with a discussion of data collection and geologic interpretation, then delves into the steps required to build a realistic numerical model. Methods covered include numerical representation of geological surfaces, gridding, net to gross calculations, static vs. dynamic modeling and upscaling of geologic properties. The reader will find that many of the methods and calculations can be applied with tools as simple as paper and pencil. Links to publicly available computing resources are provided where possible.
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