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Date Topic Exercises Term Project Homework
Sep 05

Course Introduction (pptx)
GW Modeling Concepts (video, pptx)

Sep 07 Hydraulic Head Concepts (videopptx)
head calc
head calc (key)

cylinder (key)
Sep 12 Darcy's Law - Intro (video, pptx) columbia
columbia (key-html)
columbia (key-ppt)

darcy (key)
Sep 14 Darcy's Law - Layers (video, pptx)
Darcy's Law - Multiple Dimensions (video, pptx)

layers (key)

twosoils (key)


darcy2d (key)

  HW#1 - head calcs
Sep 19 Governing Eqs - General (video, pptx)
Governing Eqs - Areal (video, pptx)
    HW#2 - darcy's law
Sep 21 Conceptual Models (video, pptx)     HW#3 - darcy's law, layers
Sep 26 MODFLOW, organization & main packages (video, pptx)
MODFLOW, optional packages, pt 1 (video, pptx)
mtn-lake (key)
mtn-lake (video)

Sep 28 MODFLOW case study agdrains1
agdrains1 (key)
agdrains1 (video)


agdrains2 (key)
agdrains2 (video)
Oct 03 NO LECTURE    
Oct 05 MODFLOW, optional packages, pt 2 (video, pptx)
fremont1 (key)
fremont1 (video)

fremont2 (key)
fremont2 (video)
  HW#4 - modflow intro
Oct 10 MODFLOW case studies agdrains3
agdrains3 (key)
agdrains3 (video)
  HW#5 - modflow grid, pt 1
Oct 10-14 Exam #1 - Online      
Oct 12 2D Geostatistics - Interpolating MODFLOW layer elevations (video, pptx) geostats
geostats (key)
geostats (video)

layer-interp (key)
layer-interp (video)
  HW#6 - modflow grid, pt 2
Oct 17 MODFLOW Solvers (video, pptx) thinaquifer
thinaquifer (key)
thinaquifer (video)

drywells (key)
drywells (video)

Oct 19 Discuss Term Project     HW#7 - elevation interp
Oct 24 Regional Models - Conceptual Model Approach (video, pptx) biglake
biglake (key)
biglake (video)
Team Contract  
Oct 26 MODFLOW case study easttex-pt1
easttex-pt1 (key)
easttex-pt1 (video)

easttex-pt2 (key)
easttex-pt2 (video)
Oct 31 MODFLOW case study easttex-pt3
easttex-pt3 (key)
easttex-pt3 (video)

easttex-pt4 (key)
easttex-pt4 (video)
  HW#8 - modflow conc mod
Nov 01 Model Calibration (video, pptx)
Calibration Tools in GMS (video, pptx)
bigvalley-calib (key)
bigvalley-calib (video)
Working Flow Model  
Nov 07 Automated Parameter Estimation (video, pptx) bigvalley-pest
bigvalley-pest (key)
bigvalley-pest (video)
  HW#9 - bicknell bottoms
Nov 09 Pilot Point Method (video, pptx) bigvally-ppt
bigvalley-ppt (key)
bigvalley-ppt (video)
  HW#10 - model calibration
Nov 14 MODPATH - Particle Tracking (video, pptx) modpath-biglake
modpath-biglake (key)
modpath-landfill (video)
Calibrated Flow Model HW#11 - param est
Nov 15-18 Exam #2 - Online      
Nov 16 Boundary Condition Analysis - Part 1 (video, pptx)
Boundary Condition Analysis - Part 2 (video, pptx)
Boundary Condition Analysis - Part 3 (video, pptx)
bcanalysis (key)
bcanalysis (video)
  HW#12 - pilot points
Nov 21 NO LECTURE - Friday Instruction   Predictive Model
Nov 23 NO LECTURE - Thanksgiving      
Nov 28 Stochastic Modeling - Basic Theory (video, pptx)
Stochastic Modeling - GMS Tools (video, pptx)
bigvalley-stoch (key)
bigvalley-stoch (video)
  HW#13 - particle tracking
Nov 30 Governing Equations - Transient (video, pptx)
Governing Equations - Areal Flow - Transient (video, pptx)
Transient MODFLOW Simulations (video, pptx)
bigvalley-trans (key)
bigvalley-trans (video)
Dec 05 Groundwater Sustainability - Part 1 (video, pptx)
Groundwater Sustainability - Part 2 (video, pptx)
Sustainability of Groundwater Resources
(pgs 1-4, 15-23, 30-44, 45-47)
(cleveland ranch case study) Particle Tracking Analysis HW#14 - stochastic
Dec 07 TBA
    HW#15 - transient sim
Dec 12 TBA     HW#16 - sustainability
Dec 14 Term Project Oral Reports (last day of class)   Oral Report
Written Report
HW#17 - course eval
Dec 15 Exam Prep Day    
Dec 16-21 Final Exam - Online