Quantitative Skills > Teaching Resources > Activities > Aquifer Tests - Computer Analysis

Aquifer Tests - Computer Analysis

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Students get to analyze the pump-test data they collected during the Aquifer Tests - Data Acquisition field activity. Students compare an overlay of observed data plots with theoretical type-curves to find a best fit. Manual and computer curve matching are conducted.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

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

Teaching Notes and Tips

Go over the following theories and methods before or at the begining of lab:

Teaching Materials

An interactive graphic computer package is required. Compatible packages include:


The author is seeking feedback from companies that hire students that have gone through the course that this activity is from to see if this training provides a positive impact on job performance.

References and Resources

The activity is from the following article:
See the other eight related activities derived from this article:

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, Ground Water:Well hydraulics
Special Interest: Quantitative
Quantitative Skills: Graphs, Probability and Statistics:Data Trends:Curve Fitting/Regression, Models and Modeling
Quantitative Skills Activity Type: Lab Activity
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Well hydraulics, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology

See more Activities »