This book describes microcomputer programs which can be used to simulate or analyse water production well and aquifer discharge test data. Computer graphics are used to help visualise the data, and output to plotters is also catered for. Simple confined aquifers, leaky confined aquifers, unconfined aquifers and a variety of boundary conditions are dealt with. The book and the microcomputer programs it describes will allow the reader to apply very flexible computer techniques to the analysis of his well and aquifer discharge test data. The speed of the microcomputer analyses will give the user the opportunity of looking at his data in more ways than he would otherwise be able to, thus giving insights into the data that would not otherwise be possible. The simulation programs permit the production of type curve data, which can then be used in comparison with the real data, or used in becoming familiar with the operation of the analysis programs. Although primarily intended for practicing hydrogeologists and universities teaching hydrogeology, this book would also be of interest to anyone having an interest in the effects of groundwater extraction. The programs will run on IBM PCs and compatibles with colour graphics.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Aims of the book. Computer methods used for groundwater problems. Why Turbo Pascal? What you need. Getting started. The programs on disk. Layout of the chapters. Units. Preliminary. Moving around the programs. File GW.BAT. Program GWSTART. Program GWMENU. Include file FIRST.SEG. Include file SAVE.PRC. Include file READ.PRC. Include file READSAVE.PRC. 1. Data Handling. The aims of program DTDHA. Functions of the program: (menu one). Functions of the program: (menu two). Functions of the program: (menu three). The program itself. Program DTDHA.PAS, technical comments. Key lines of program DTDHA. DTDHA program listing. 2. Simulation. An explanation of the aquifer types. An explanation of boundaries. Some demonstration runs. Program drawdown, technical comments. Program drawdown, key lines. Drawdown, program listing. 3. Simulation (2). The use of units in SIM7. A demonstration run. Procedures and functions. Key lines. Program SIM7.PAS, listing. 4. Simulation (3). NEUMAN's unconfined well function. Using the program. The limits of the tabled data. Description by procedure and function. Key lines of program NEUMAN. Listing of program NEUMAN. 5. Joining Files. An example of the use of program JOINWTD. Description of program JOINWTD by procedures and functions. Key lines of program JOINWTD. Listing of program JOINWTD. 6. Plotting. Hardware requirements for graphic output. Using the program. Notes specific to the Roland DXY-880 plotter. Notes specific to the H-P Color Pro plotter. A definition of selected variables and constants. A description of PLOTWTD by procedures and functions. Key lines of program PLOTWTD. Key lines of program PLOTWTD2. Listing of program PLOTWTD (Roland version). Listing of program PLOTWTD (Hewlett-Packard version). 7. Analysis. Aim of the program. Limitations of the program. Using ANALY


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About the editor

D. Clarke

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Crystal Brook, SA, Australia


@qu:The trend to publish software documentation in hardcover textbook format is gaining ground in hydrogeology. Although this might lead to some confusion, in particular when such books are ordered based on marketing information, often they provide a "good deal" for the user; this is definitely true for this second book from D. Clarke, published by Elsevier. @source:Geotimes