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Jupyter Notebook for Pump Test Analysis in Confined Aquifers

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Created: Oct 22, 2020 at 10:48 p.m.
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DOI: 10.4211/hs.de85625a8db04474bb066809ae93521e
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The Theis equation models the drawdown in an confined aquifer and may be used to analyze the results of pump tests. A classic equation in hydrogeology, this example has been programmed into a Jupyter notebook. This educational resources is targeted at upper-level undergraduate students and is intended to supplement lectures or homework assignments on well hydraulics. The primary learning objectives are to: recognize the Theis equation in its inverse form, use iterative solving methods to match a model to data, and find the values of transmissivity and storativity determined by an aquifer test. Secondary objectives are to: refresh skills associated with scientific and programming and learn to use a Jupyter notebook. Data used in analysis is derived from Problem 4.4.6 in Todd and Mays, 2005. An introductory Jupyter Notebook on the Theis equation is also available; see link in related resources.

**Recommend opening in Jupyter Notebook format by using built-in Hydroshare resources. Requires numypy, matplotlib, and math libraries; Python 3 Scientific environment recommended.**

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The content of this resource is derived from Theis, C. V. (1935), The relation between the lowering of the Piezometric surface and the rate and duration of discharge of a well using ground‐water storage, Eos Trans. AGU, 16(2), 519– 524,
The content of this resource is derived from Todd, D.K., and Mays, L.W. (2005) Groundwater Hydrology, ed. 3, John Wiley and Sons.
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Collection of resources that illustrate data processing methods and computational and modeling libraries in HydroShare and linked JupyterHub computing platforms David Tarboton  Public &  Shareable Open Access

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Miller, G. R. (2022). Jupyter Notebook for Pump Test Analysis in Confined Aquifers, HydroShare,

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