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Flow Net Construction and Modeling

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Visualize ground water movement by modeling two-dimensional steady-state ground-water flow. Students model various flow systems to learn about local and regional ground-water-flow systems and the effects of topography, bedrock composition, and permeability on subsurface flow.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

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

Teaching Materials

The computer software FLOWNET is required.


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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:Groundwater modeling, Groundwater flow, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water
Special Interest: Quantitative
Quantitative Skills: Models and Modeling
Quantitative Skills Activity Type: Lab Activity
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater, Groundwater:Groundwater flow, Groundwater modeling
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology

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