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Date Topic Deadlines Exercises Solutions HW
Sep 04 Course Introduction        
Sep 06 GW Modeling Concepts
Sep 11 Hydraulic Head Concepts
Darcy's Law - Intro
  head calc
head calc (key)
cylinder (key)
columbia (key)
Sep 13 Darcy's Law - Layers
layers (key)
twosoils (key)
Sep 18 Darcy's Law - Multiple Dimensions
Governing Eqs - General
Governing Eqs - Areal
  darcy2d darcy2d (key) HW#1
Sep 20 Conceptual Models
Introduction to MODFLOW
  mtn-lake mtn-lake (key) HW#2
Sep 25 MODFLOW case study - Ag Drains I   agdrains1 agdrains1 (key)  
Sep 27 MODFLOW case study - Ag Drains II
MODFLOW case study - Fremont River I
agdrains2 (key)
fremont1 (key)
Oct 02 More MODFLOW packages
MODFLOW case sutdy - Ag Drains III
MODFLOW case study - Fremont River II
agdrains3 (key)
fremont2 (key)
Oct 04 2D Geostatistics
Interpolating MODFLOW layer elevations
geostats (key)
layer-interp (key)
Oct 09 MODFLOW Solvers
Head overshoot
Wetting and drying
drywells (key)
thinaquifer (key)
Oct 09-10 Exam #1 - Online        
Oct 11 Discuss Term Project       HW#6
Oct 16 Working with Regional Models in GMS
Building MODFLOW models using GIS data and the conceptual model approach
  biglake biglake (key)  
Oct 18 Conceptual model approach, cont.   easttex-pt1 easttex-pt1 (key)  
Oct 23 Conceptual model approach, cont. Team Contract easttex-pt2 easttex-pt2 (key)  
Oct 25 Model Calibration   bigvalley-calib bigvalley-calib (key) HW#7
Oct 30 Automated Parameter Estimation Working Flow Model bigvalley-pest bigvalley-pest (key) HW#8
Nov 01 Parameter Estimation, cont.   bigvally-ppt bigvalley-ppt (key) HW#9
Nov 06 Boundary Condition Analysis   bcanalysis bcanalysis (key) HW#10
Nov 06-07 Exam #2 - Online        
Nov 08 Particle Tracking, MODPATH   modpath-landfill modpath-landfill (key) HW#11
Nov 12   Calibrated Flow Model      
Nov 13 Stochastic Modeling, Monte Carlo Simulations   bigvalley-stoch bigvalley-stoch (key)  
Nov 15 Transient Simulations       HW#12
Nov 16   Predictive Model      
Nov 20 No Lecture - Friday Instruction        
Nov 22 No Lecture - Thanksgiving        
Nov 27 Transient Simulations, cont.
Groundwater Sustainability
  bigvalley-trans bigvalley-trans (key) HW#13
Nov 28   Particle Tracking Analysis      
Nov 29 Groundwater Sustainability
  sustainability - usgs
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Pages 15-23
Pages 30-44
Pages 45-47
Dec 04 OPEN        
Dec 06 Term Project Oral Reports Oral Report      
Dec 11 NO LECTURE        
Dec 13 NO LECTURE - Reports Due Written Report
Dec 14 Exam Prep Day       HW#16
Dec 14-19 Final Exam - Online