Water WitchGEOLOGY 627 - HYDROGEOLOGY, FALL 2004

M W, 8-9:15 AM, 140 Weeks Hall

plus one laboratory section

Instructors

Office Hours

Required materials

Other useful references (available in the Geology Library)

LECTURE SCHEDULE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

 Date Topic

Reading Assignment in Schwartz and Zhang
9/8    Introduction; the hydrologic cycle and water budgets lecture notes 1, 2.1-2.3
9/13 Porosity lecture notes 3.1
9/15 Darcy's Experiment and Head lecture notes 3.2-3.3
9/20 Hydraulic conductivity and permeability lecture notes 3.4, 3.5
9/22 Heterogeneity and Anisotropy lecture notes 3.6, 3.7
9/27 Well construction, Field mapping of heads lecture notes 3.8, 7.1-7.4 
9/29   Transmissive and Storage Properties lecture notes 4.1, 4.2
10/4 Geology and Hydraulic Properties lecture notes 4.3-4.5
10/6 Hydrogeologic regions of the US on-line tour 4.3 USGS GW ATLAS WEB SITE
 10/8  Weeks Lecture by Chris Neuzil, USGS, 3:30 in AB20 Weeks Hall - extra credit opportunity  
10/11     GW flow equation I (Derivation) lecture notes 5.1 
10/13 GW flow equation II (Simple solutions) lecture notes 5.2-5.3, 5.5
10/18   Review for midterm Review sheet
10/20    MIDTERM I (through GW flow eqtn)   
 10/22  Weeks Lecture by Warren Wood, Mich. State, "Killer Radon and the Solute Aquifer Test", 3:30 in AB20 - extra credit opportunity  
10/25   Flow nets, Regional flow 5.4, 8.1-8.2
10/27    Recharge and discharge, Groundwater/surface water interactions 8.4-8.5 
11/1    Aquifer tests I (Theis method) 9
11/3    Aquifer tests II (Superposition and Boundaries):   10, 13
11/8 Pumping test film; Slug tests 12
11/10   Groundwater modeling I (Guest lecture by Herb Wang) 15.3
11/15   Groundwater modeling II (Initial and boundary conditions)          USGS MODFLOW site 15.3-15.4
11/17 Groundwater modeling III (Simple examples) 15.5-15.6
11/22 MIDTERM II (covers topics through pumping tests)
11/24 Intro to ground water chemistry lecture notes 16.1-16.3, 17.1-17.2
11/29 Acid-base, complexation, dissolution reactions lecture notes 18.1-18.3
12/1 Surface reactions, redox lecture notes 18.4.18.5
12/6 Isotopes and age dating lecture notes 20
12/8    Chemical evolution of ground water lecture notes 21
12/13 Intro to solute transport lecture notes 19.1-19.3
12/15   

Intro to contaminant hydrogeology web links

pdf file of powerpoint slides

22.1-22.3
     
12/17 

FINAL EXAM, F, 10:05 AM (cumulative, but emphasizing material since Midterm II)

Answer sheet for review questions

 

 

Lab Schedule and Due Dates
Dates Topic Due Points
9/8-9/10 Lab 1: Recharge Estimation Using a Water Budget Link to web resources 9/15-9/17 15
9/15-9/17 Lab 2: Porosity 9/22-9/24 10
9/22-9/24 Lab 3: Permeameters 10/6-10/8 15
9/29-10/3 Lab 3 continued, plus preparation for field exercise    
10/4-10/8 Lab 4: Field measurements of head and slug test Note: Field exercise replaces regular lab this week (part of credit is for attendance) field assignments 10/13-10/15 10 
10/13-10/15 Lab 5: Storage 10/20-10/22 10
10/20-10/22 Lab 6: Hydrologic Atlases 10/27-10/29 10
10/27-10/29 Lab 7: The Davis Basin 11/3-11/5 20
11/3-11/5 Lab 8: Pump Test Analysis 11/10-11/12 10
11/10-11/12 Lab 9: Computer programs for pump test analysis (credit for attendance) 11/10-11/12  5
11/17-11/19 Lab 10: MODFLOW I 12/1-12/3 10
11/24-11/26 THANKSGIVING - NO LAB    
12/1-12/3 Lab 11: MODFLOW II 12/8-12/10 15
12/8-12/10 Lab 12: Graphical Analysis of Water Chemistry Data 12/13 10
Problem Sets
 Assignment Given Due Points
 PS 1: Darcy's law, head and gradients  9/20 10/4 15
 PS 2: GW flow eqtn.    10/11 10/18 15
 PS 3: Flow nets  10/25 11/1 5
 PS4: Pump Test Analysis  11/3 11/15 10
 PS 5: Water chemistry  12/1 12/13 15

Lab assignments will generally be due on the day of your laboratory section. They may be handed in during your section or placed in your TA's mailbox on the second floor of Weeks Hall by 5:00 PM on the day they are due. Problem sets are due by 5:00 PM on the specified date and can be turned in during lecture, lab or to your TA's mailbox. Any assignment submitted after that time will be considered late, unless arrangements have been made with your TA for an excused late submittal. Except in cases of illness or other unanticipated absence from class, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements before the due date. In the case of illness or other unanticipated absence, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with your TA as soon as possible. The late penalty is two (2) points deducted from your score for every unexcused day past the due date.

Grading

Grades will be assigned for each of the following and weighted by the percentage indicated to determine the course grade.

 Laboratory assignments and problem sets  50%
 In-class midterms (2) 15% each
 Final      20 %

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