CE 731 Applied Groundwater Modeling
This course focuses on how to construct simple to complex computer models of groundwater systems and systems in which water flows between groundwater and surface water bodies such as springs, streams and lakes. We consider water flow, transport of solutes, and density effects (from saltwater or brines). We consider the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water (demand-driven, supply-limited problems), and managed aquifer recharge (MAR). We consider three aspects of model development: (1) how to compare the computer models we construct to the systems modelers intend them to represent, (2) how accurate the models are likely to be and how uncertainty can be quantified, and (3) how useful the models are in practice. (Same as GEOL 758.) Prerequisite: GEOL 751 or CE 752, or approved by the professor.