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Date Topic Deadlines Exercises Solutions HW
Aug 30 Course Introduction        
Sep 01 GW Modeling Concepts
Sep 06 Hydraulic Head Concepts
Darcy's Law - Intro
  head calc
head calc (key)
cylinder (key)
columbia (key)
Sep 08 Darcy's Law - Layers
layers (key)
twosoils (key)
Sep 13 Darcy's Law - Multiple Dimensions
Governing Eqs - General
Governing Eqs - Areal
  darcy2d darcy2d (key) HW#1
Sep 15 Conceptual Models
Introduction to MODFLOW
Sep 20 MODFLOW case study - Ag Drains I   agdrains1 agdrains1 (key)  
Sep 22 MODFLOW case study - Ag Drains II
MODFLOW case study - Fremont River I
agdrains2 (key)
fremont1 (key)
Sep 27 More MODFLOW packages
MODFLOW case sutdy - Ag Drains III
MODFLOW case study - Fremont River II
agdrains3 (key)
fremont2 (key)
Sept 29 2D Geostatistics
Interpolating MODFLOW layer elevations
geostats (key)
layer-interp (key)
Oct 29 - Oct 01 Exam #1 - Online        
Oct 04 MODFLOW Solvers
Head overshoot
Wetting and drying
drywells (key)
thinaquifer (key)
Oct 06 Discuss Term Project       HW#6
Oct 11 Working with Regional Models in GMS
Building MODFLOW models using GIS data and the conceptual model approach
  biglake biglake (key)  
Oct 13 Conceptual model approach, cont. Team Contract easttex-pt1 easttex-pt1 (key)  
Oct 18 Conceptual model approach, cont.   easttex-pt2 easttex-pt2 (key)  
Oct 20 Model Calibration   bigvalley-calib bigvalley-calib (key) HW#7
Oct 21   Working Flow Model      
Oct 25 Automated Parameter Estimation   bigvalley-pest bigvalley-pest (key) HW#8
Oct 27 Parameter Estimation, cont.   bigvally-ppt bigvalley-ppt (key) HW#9
Nov 01 Boundary Condition Analysis   bcanalysis bcanalysis (key) HW#10
Nov 01-02 Exam #2 - Online        
Nov 03 Particle Tracking, MODPATH   modpath-landfill modpath-landfill (key) HW#11
Nov 07   Calibrated Flow Model      
Nov 08 Stochastic Modeling, Monte Carlo Simulations   bigvalley-stoch bigvalley-stoch (key)  
Nov 10 NO LECTURE        
Nov 14   Predictive Model      
Nov 15 Transient Simulations       HW#12
Nov 17 Trasient Simulations, cont.
Arc Hydro Groundwater, Introduction
  bigvalley-trans bigvalley-trans (key) HW#13
Nov 18   Particle Tracking Analysis      
Nov 22 No Lecture - Friday Instruction        
Nov 24 No Lecture - Thanksgiving        
Nov 29 Arc Hydro GW - Well Data and Time Series   gw analyst gw analyst (key) HW#14
Dec 01 Arc Hydro GW - MODFLOW Analyst
Term Project Reports (1 group)
  modf analyst modf analyst (key)  
Dec 05   Written Report
Oral Report
Dec 06 Term Project Reports (2 groups)        
Dec 08 Last Day of Class - Term Project Reports (3 groups)       HW#15
Dec 09 Exam Prep Day       HW#17
Dec 10 Final Exam, 7-10 am, 234 CB