The Double Constraint Inversion Methodology: Equations and applications in forward and inverse modeling of groundwater flow

Wouter Zijl, Florimond De Smedt, Mustafa El-Rawy, Okke Batelaan

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This work deals with the mathematical and applied aspects of the double constraint methodology to estimate the parameters that play a role in groundwater flow and is intended to serve students and practitioners by bridging the gap between basic hydrogeology and inverse groundwater modeling. Groundwater is world’s largest freshwater source, but sound and sustainable exploitation remains a challenge. For the development and management of groundwater resources, a proper knowledge of the physical and mathematical laws and their parameters governing the state and movement of groundwater is essential. In the last decades, substantial progress has been made in inverse groundwater modeling, so that not only forward modeling, but also inverse modeling has become an essential tool for groundwater resources management. However, a good knowledge of basic mathematical principles of groundwater flow is essential to understand numerical models. Often such knowledge is lacking in traditional academic programs like civil engineering or geology. Hence, this work attempts to synthesize the mathematics of groundwater flow to give insight in the physics of the relevant parameters that characterize the porous formations through which groundwater flows. In this respect, this work provides in-depth information for geophysicists, hydrogeologists, and engineers pursuing Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees, as well as for groundwater prac- titioners and consultants who intend to become skillful and competent modelers.
Originele taal-2English
UitgeverijSpringer
Aantal pagina's101
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-71341-0
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-71341-0
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StatusPublished - 2018

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