Hydraulics of Groundwater

ISBN-10: 0486453553

ISBN-13: 9780486453552

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jacob Bear

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This text explores the laws and equations governing the flow and storage of groundwater in aquifers. It provides groundwater hydrologists —nbsp;as well as engineers and planners dealing with the development and management of groundwater resources —nbsp;with all the necessary tools to forecast the behavior of a regional aquifer system. 1979 edition.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Role of Groundwater in Water Resource Systems and Their Management
Management of Groundwater Resources
Scope and Organization of Book
Groundwater and Aquifers
Definitions
Moisture Distribution in a Vertical Profile
Classification of Aquifers
Hydraulic Approach to Flow in Aquifers
Continuum Approach to Flow Through Porous Media
Inhomogeneity and Anisotropy
Groundwater Balance
Groundwater Flow and Leakage
Natural Replenishment from Precipitation
Return Flow from Irrigation and Sewage
Artificial Recharge
River-Aquifer Interrelationships
Springs
Evapotranspiration
Pumpage and Drainage
Change in Storage
Regional Groundwater Balance
Groundwater Motion
Darcy's Law
Hydraulic Conductivity
Aquifer Transmissivity
Flow in Anisotropic Aquifers
Dupuit Assumptions for a Phreatic Aquifer
Mathematical Statement of the Groundwater Forecasting Problem
Aquifer Storativity
Basic Continuity Equation
Initial and Boundary Conditions
Fundamental Equations for Flow in Aquifers
Complete Mathematical Statement of a Groundwater Flow Problem
Methods for Solving Groundwater Flow Problems
Superposition
Hydrologic Maps and Flow Nets
Relationships between Flows in Isotropic and Anisotropic Aquifers
Analytical Solutions of One-Dimensional Steady Flows in Aquifers
Land Subsidence
Flow in the Unsaturated Zone
Capillary Pressure and Retention Curves
The Motion Equation
Relative Permeability
The Continuity Equations
Mathematical Statement of Unsaturated Flow
Methods of Solution
Groundwater Quality Problem (Hydrodynamic Dispersion)
Dispersion Phenomena
Occurrence of Dispersion Phenomena
Coefficients of Dispersion
The Equation of Hydrodynamic Dispersion
Initial and Boundary Conditions
Mathematical Statement of a Groundwater Pollution Problem
Aquifer Dispersion Equation and Parameters
Methods of Solution
Some Simple Analytic Solutions
Movement of Water Bodies Injected into Aquifers
Hydraulics of Pumping and Recharging Wells
Introduction
Steady Flow to a Well in a Confined Aquifer
Steady Flow to a Well in a Phreatic Aquifer
Steady Flow to a Well in a Leaky Confined Aquifer
Unsteady Flow to a Well in a Confined Aquifer
Unsteady Flow to a Well in a Phreatic Aquifer
Unsteady Flow to a Well in a Leaky Confined Aquifer
Partially Penetrating Wells
Multiple Well Systems
Wells Near Boundaries Treated by the Method of Images
Recharging and Pumping Wells in Uniform Flow
Well Losses and Specific Well Discharge
Hydraulics of Recharging Wells
Fresh Water-Salt Water Interface in Coastal Aquifers
Occurrence
Exact Mathematical Statement of the Problem
The Ghyben-Herzberg Approximation
Continuity Equation Based on the Dupuit Assumption
Stationary Interface
Approximate Solutions for a Moving Interface
Upconing Below a Well Pumping Above an Interface
Transition Zone
Modeling of Aquifer Systems
The Need for Aquifer Models
Model Calibration
Classification of Aquifer Models
Single Cell Models
Multiple Cell Models
Two Examples of Water Quality Models
Identification of Aquifer Parameters
Statement of the Inverse Problem
Pumping Tests
Inverse Methods for Determining Regional Aquifer Parameters
Use of Linear Programming in Aquifer Management
Brief Review of Linear Programming
Application of Linear Programming to Aquifer Management
Examples
Derivation of the Basic Transport Equation by Averaging
Averaging Along the Vertical
Problems (selected chapters)
Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index
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