Geologic Frameworks for Groundwater Flow Models
J. P. Brandenburg – Haley & Aldrich, Incorporated, USA
Updated: 17 May 2022
Portuguese translation by Thaís de Paula Marteleto, Geóloga, UNICAMP
Released: 28 May 2021
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. 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.