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Ground-Water Flow System Analysis and Modeling

Course code: USGS-OED-GW2192
Course title: Ground-Water Flow System Analysis and Modeling
Description: The course addresses the conceptualization, analysis, and modeling of ground-water flow systems. A system concept approach provides a framework for formulating conceptual models, integrating basic hydrologic data into the concept, and developing a mathematical model. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with exercises based on practical problems to form a foundation for applied flow-model analysis. Problems that employ both hand calculations from model output and interactive computer exercises are used to provide knowledge of how types of ground-water flow systems function and respond to stress, and to indicate the implications of some simplifying assumptions often employed in modeling approaches. Discussion of model applications to typical ground-water problems emphasizes the importance of accurate representation of the cause-and-effect relationships that govern the response of ground-water systems to natural and human-induced stresses.
THIS COURSE COMBINES A CLASSROOM SESSION WITH A REQUIRED PRE-COURSE HOME STUDY ASSIGNMENT THAT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 35-40 HOURS. Information on the pre-course home study assignment will be available online when the Class Attendees have been finalized. The instructors provide remote assistance in completing the home study assignment. The classroom session reviews, advances, and provides discussion of the wide range of topics addressed in the home study portion of the course. More details of the course can be found online at: TBD.
Objectives:
The course addresses the conceptualization, analysis, and modeling of ground-water flow systems.
Target Audience:
This is an introductory course that addresses the conceptualization, analysis, and modeling of ground-water flow systems. It is NOT an introductory ground-water hydrology course.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 40
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS Water

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