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Fundamentals of Ground Water

Fundamentals of Ground Water

Franklin W. Schwartz, Hubao Zhang

ISBN: 978-0-471-13785-6 December 2002 592 Pages


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Fundamentals of Ground Water provides the reader with the fundamental principles of the hydraulic cycle. Also complete with illustrations and real-life case studies, this text takes a comprehensive and realistic approach to the subject of hydrology. It also contains strong interactive computer-based programs for solving and simulating hydraulics groundwater processes.

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  1. Introduction to Ground Water
  2. Hydrologic Processes at the Earth's Surface
  3. Basic Principles of Ground Water Flow
  4. Geology and Ground Water
  5. Theory of Ground Water Flow
  6. Theory of Ground Water Flow in Unsaturated Zones and Fractured Media
  7. Basic Geologic and Hydrogeologic Investigations
  8. Regional Ground Water Flow
  9. Response of Confined Aquifers to Pumping
  10. Leaky Confined Aquifers and Partially-Penetrating Wells
  11. Response of an Unconfined Aquifer to Pumping
  12. Slug, Step, and Intermittent Tests
  13. Superposition and Bounded Aquifers
  14. Solving Well-Hydraulics Problems with a PC
  15. Management of Ground Water Resources
  16. Dissolved Mass in Ground Water
  17. Kinetic and Equilibrium Reactions
  18. Key Reactions Influencing Ground Water Chemistry
  19. Basics of Mass Transport, Advection, and Dispersion
  20. Isotopes and Age Dating
  21. Geochemistry of Natural Water Systems
  22. Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology
  23. Modeling Contaminant Transport

  24. Appendix A: Table of Atomic Weights
" of the most comprehensive texts on the subject...should be widely used as a teaching vehicle..." (Environmental Geology, Vol 45(7), May 2004)
  • In-text pedagogy featuring numerous worked examples and exercises in each chapter, as well as end-of-chapter highlights to emphasize important concepts.
  • Can serve as an introductory groundwater text for students or as a reference for ground-water professionals.
  • Window-based computer programs simulate groundwater processes.
  • Excel spreadsheet programs demonstrate the calculation of mass transport processes.
  • PowerPoint slides illustrate field methods and technology, and take students on virtual tours of interesting study areas and field problems.