Sudden drawdown and drainage of a horizontal aquifer
Parlange, J. Y., Stagnitti, Frank, Heilig, A., Szilagyi, J., Parlange, M. B., Steenhuis, T. S., Hogarth, W. L., Barry, D. A. and Li, L. 2001, Sudden drawdown and drainage of a horizontal aquifer, Water resources research, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 2097-2101.
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Drainage of a saturated horizontal aquifer following a sudden drawdown is reanalyzed using the Boussinesq equation. The effect of the finite length of the aquifer is considered in detail. An analytical approximation based on a superposition principle yields a very good estimate of the outflow when compared to accurate numerical solutions. An illustration of the new analytical approach to analyze basin-scale field data is used to demonstrate possible field applications of the new solution.
Field of Research
050305 Soil Physics
Socio Economic Objective
970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
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