Tuesday, May 8, 2012: 8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
Royal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Orange County)Numerical models are a common tool for investigating groundwater conditions and processes. These models, however, are dependent on the very limited field information that is available from borehole measurements, 2D geophysics, and water-level data. It is now abundantly clear that many critical processes cannot be fully understood without more detailed datasets to parameterize models of groundwater flow and transport. In recent years, there have been exciting developments in the high-resolution characterization of aquifer properties and processes. These developments are expected to lead to significant advances in our understanding of subsurface flow systems. This session discusses novel methods and approaches for high-resolution characterization of aquifer properties and processes, including theoretical, modeling, laboratory, and field studies.
Remke L. Van Dam and Gary Weissmann