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Ground Water Modeling

Ming-Kuo Lee

Auburn University Department of Geology


Students model the effects of leaky boreholes on cross-formational ground-water flow and contaminant transport. Several basic modeling skills are learned.

Learning Goals

Context for Use

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

Teaching Materials

A computer software with a user friendly graphic interface for building input parameters, running simulations and viewing results is required. One such software is Visual MODFLOW by Waterloo Hydrogeologic which provides MODFLOW and MODPATH support.


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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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