GEGN583 GROUND-WATER MODELING
Instruction by Dr. Eileen P. Poeter
contact: epoeter@mines.edu

Office hours

ALL GROUND-WATER HYDROLOGY WORK IS MODELING
A Model is a representation of a system.
Modeling begins when one formulates a concept of a hydrologic system,
continues with application of, for example, Darcy's Law or the Theis equation
to the problem, and may culminate in a complex numerical simulation.

All models are wrong, but some are useful. - George Box

MODFLOW ON-LINE GUIDE http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/gwsoftware/modflow2000/MFDOC/guide.html
Supplemental Information  Link to the On-line Modeling Course this is what the Unit #s refer to

Reccommended texts:
Anderson, M.P., and W.W. Woessner, 1992
Applied Groundwater Modeling, Academic Press, 381 p.

Syllabus updates to adjust for this year's pace will be noted here in red
UPDATED last page of syllabus because submission dates for
Assgn 8 and 9 were from last year
Submission dates on this web page have always been correct

The following list will grow throughout the semester

JAN   12 Introduction, Conceptual Models, Boundary Conditions

AND Analytical Modeling (see Units 3, 4 & 5 of the On-line Modeling Course)

PDF of class notes: Introduction-ConceptualModel-BC.pdf

For practice in thinking about boundary conditions: Boundary condition exercise

If you do not have a system for your modeling project, here is help finding one:

Possible Projects

JAN   19  Finite Difference Theory and Grid Design ASSGN #1 due

PDF of class notes: FiniteDifference-Overview-Gridding.pdf

For practice solving a small finite difference matrix manually (both explicit and implicit):
http://inside.mines.edu/~epoeter/583/06/exercise/finite_diff_exer.htm

PDF of class notes: FiniteDifference-by-Spreadsheet.pdf ASSGN #2 and 3 due

Example spreadsheets: 1Basic 2Heterogeneous 3NoFlowBounds 4HDFs

Olsthoorn, 1985, The power of the electronic spreadsheet And a response to comment.

Note: For Excel 2007
File > Options > Formula
check Iterative Calculation, enter # iterations & tolerance
choose automatic update or not

Solutions: Explicit0.07 Explicit0.14 Implicit0.07 Implicit0.14

FEB     2  Intro to MODFLOW ASSGN #4 due

PDF of class notes: MODFLOW-Getting-Started.pdf

MODFLOW 1988 Manual BEWARE this is 26 Mb

MODFLOW 1996 Manual <1 Mb

MODFLOW 2000 Manual <1 Mb

MODFLOW 2005 Manual 2.5 Mb

MODFLOW ON-LINE GUIDE http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/gwsoftware/modflow2000/MFDOC/guide.html

FEB     9  Continued MODFLOW Initial files for ASSGN #5 due

PDF of class notes: MODFLOW-continued.pdf

FEB    16 Continued MODFLOW  Furthered files for ASSGN #5 due

PDF of class notes same as FEB 9

FEB    23 Calibration Overview  ASSGN #5 due

PDF of class notes: CalibrationPart1-Residuals-Sensitivities-NonlinearRegression.pdf

MAR     2 Before continuing with calibration view SS results in a GUI

PDF of class notes: GUIs1.pdf

Calibration with UCODE  Observation and PVAL files toward ASSGN #6 due

PDF of class notes: CalibrationPart2-UCODEsetup.pdf

ModelMate Tutorial for GEGN583/483: ModelMate_tutorial_GEGN583-483enhanced.pdf

UCODE 2005 Manual 1.7 Mb and Addendum
0.03 Mb

MODELMATE Beta Version 0.27.2 USGS software
6.6 Mb

MAR     9 Calibration with continued using notes from last week ModelMate files toward ASSGN #6 due

PDF of class notes Same as Mar 2: CalibrationPart2-UCODEsetup.pdf

and Prediction/PredictionUncertainty.pdf

ModelMate Tutorial for GEGN583/483: ModelMate_tutorial_GEGN583-483enhanced.pdf

MAR   16 SPRING BREAK

MAR   23 Calibration with UCODE
CALIBRATED MODFLOW files and UCODE OUTPUT for ASSGN #6 due
MODFLOW prediction files for ASSGN #6 due
UCODE PREDICTION SENSITIVITY OUTPUT for ASSGN #6 due
UCODE LINEAR_UNCERTAINTY OUTPUT for ASSGN #6 due
PDF of class notes: ReviewCalibrationLectures.pdf

MAR    30 Transient Modeling and GUIs   ASSGN #6 DUE
PDF of class notes Transient Modeling.pdf

APR      6 Transient Modeling and GUIs continued as needed files toward ASSGN #7 DUE
PDF of class notes ThoughtsAfterCalibration.pdf
PDF of class notes GUIs_2.pdf
PDF of page 155 ucode  PredictionScaledSensitivity.pdf

APR     13 Intro to Transport Modeling and MT3D files toward ASSGN #7 DUE NOTE Assgn 7 due next week
PDF of class notes AnalyticalTransportModeling.pdf

*** LINK TO IN-CLASS MODFLOW FILES includes Transient and ModelMuse

APR     20 Transport Modeling and MT3D continued as needed ASSGN #7 DUE and questions regarding ASSGN #8
PDF of class notes NumericalTransportModeling.pdf

links to same mt3d code and manuals as in the GE lab:
mt3d code http://hydro.geo.ua.edu/mt3d/mt3dms_520.exe

mt3d basic manual (v 2000) http://hydro.geo.ua.edu/mt3d/mt3dmanual.pdf

mt3d supplemental manual (v5 2005) http://hydro.geo.ua.edu/mt3d/mt3dms_v5_supplemental.pdf

APR     27 Projects, Issue Resolution, Topics continued as needed ASSGN #8 DUE and MT3D files toward ASSGN #9

UPDATED last page of syllabus because submission dates for Assgn 8 and 9 were from last year
Submission dates on this web page have always been correct

PDF of class notes Comments on Transient Modeling Reports

MAY      4 Projects, Issue Resolution, Topics continued as needed ASSGN #9 DUE

PDF of class notes Comments on Transport Modeling Project Progress

*** LINK TO IN-CLASS MODFLOW FILES includes Transport

FRIDAY MAY 6 Assignment #9 returned by NOON resubmission of ASSGN #9 DUE at FINAL PRESENTATION

MONDAY MAY 9 HELP session 9-11 as usual

MAY     11 Final Presentations ASSGN #10 DUE 10:15 until 12:15 resubmissions of ASSGN #9 DUE
Link to CSM Spring Final Exam Schedule.
We are using the MWF 9AM slot

ATTEND the IGWMC Conference JUNE 5-8  http://igwmc.mines.edu/conference/MODFLOWandMore2011_Program.pdf