Applied Groundwater Modeling: A Comprehensive Guide for Students and Professionals
Groundwater modeling is a powerful tool for understanding and managing groundwater resources. It can help to evaluate the effects of pumping, recharge, contamination, climate change, and other factors on groundwater flow and quality. However, groundwater modeling can also be challenging and complex, requiring a solid foundation of concepts, methods, and software.
Applied Groundwater Modeling: Simulation of Flow and Advective Transport is a book that aims to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for students and professionals who want to learn and apply groundwater modeling. The book covers the fundamentals of groundwater modeling, such as conceptual model development, numerical methods, boundary conditions, and parameter estimation. It also introduces two widely used groundwater flow codes: MODFLOW (for finite differences) and FEFLOW (for finite elements). The book explains how to use these codes to simulate groundwater flow and advective transport of contaminants, as well as how to perform particle tracking, calibration, forecasting, and uncertainty analysis. The book also discusses modeling ethics and report writing, and includes advanced topics such as density-dependent flow, reactive transport, and inverse modeling.
The book is based on the second edition of Applied Groundwater Modeling by Mary P. Anderson, William W. Woessner, and Randall J. Hunt, published by Academic Press in 2015[^1^]. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate level courses in applied groundwater modeling and as a comprehensive reference for environmental consultants and scientists/engineers in industry and governmental agencies. The book is available in hardcover and ebook formats from Elsevier[^2^] and Google Books[^3^].Some of the features of the book are:
It explains how to formulate a conceptual model of a groundwater system and translate it into a numerical model.
It demonstrates how modeling concepts, including boundary conditions, are implemented in two groundwater flow codes: MODFLOW (for finite differences) and FEFLOW (for finite elements).
It discusses particle tracking methods and codes for flowpath analysis and advective transport of contaminants.
It summarizes parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis approaches using the code PEST to illustrate how concepts are implemented.
It discusses modeling ethics and preparation of the modeling report.
It includes boxes that amplify and supplement topics covered in the text.
It presents lists of common modeling errors and problem sets that illustrate concepts.
It covers advanced topics such as density-dependent flow, reactive transport, and inverse modeling.
The book is written in a clear and concise style, with examples and case studies from real-world applications. The book assumes some basic knowledge of hydrogeology, mathematics, and computer programming, but provides review materials and references for further reading. The book is suitable for both self-study and classroom use. The book also provides access to online resources such as data sets, codes, solutions, and additional materials. 061ffe29dd