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Aquifer Tests - Data Acquisition

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Perform field aquifer tests to measure hydrologic properties such as transmissivity and storativity. Impose a change in stress on an aquifer and measure changes in hydraulic head of the water table over time in observation wells.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

This is the sixth of nine one-week exercises designed for a senior-level undergraduate lecture/lab hydrogeology course.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity is originally conducted on an aquifer in fractured metamorphic schist, but it can be adapted to aquifer bedrock types in your area.

Teaching Materials

The following equipment is required:


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References and Resources

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Contact the Author

Please contact Ming-Kuo Lee at leeming@mail.auburn.edu with questions or suggestions

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Well hydraulics, Aquifer properties, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water
Special Interest: Quantitative
Quantitative Skills Activity Type: Field Activity
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater, Groundwater:Aquifer properties, Well hydraulics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology

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