Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

CE 569 Subsurface Hydrology

Basic principles of aqueous flow in the subsurface, emphasizing the importance of groundwater as a resource. Hydrologic cycle, history of groundwater usage, aquifer classification and properties, Darcy’s experiments and Law, hydraulic head and potential, porosity and permeability, transmissivity and storativity, heterogeneity and anisotropy, saturated vs. unsaturated subsurface flow, and hydraulics of pumping wells (drawdown, flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady-state vs. transient flow, slug tests, and aquifer-test design).


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