**GEGN583
GROUND-WATER MODELING**

**Instruction by **
** Dr. Eileen P. Poeter
contact: epoeter@mines.edu **

Office hours

**ALL GROUND-WATER HYDROLOGY WORK IS MODELING
**

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.

** Quick links:
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
**

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
**

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

JAN 26 Spreadsheet Finite Differencing

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

Example spreadsheets: 1Basic 2Heterogeneous 3NoFlowBounds 4HDFs

For more information about finite differencing by spreadsheet:

** ****Note****: For Excel 2007
**

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****
**

**MAR 30**** ****Transient
Modeling and GUIs****
****ASSGN #6 DUE
**

**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
**

**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
**

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

**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. **

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