Jupyter Notebook for Pump Test Analysis in Confined Aquifers


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The Theis equation models the drawdown in an unconfined aquifer and may be used to analyze the results of pump tests conducted on a confined aquifer. 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.

**Open in native Jupyter Notebook format by clicking the blue "open with" button in the top right corner on Hydroshare. Requires numypy, matplotlib, and math libraries; Python 3 Scientific environment recommended.**

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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, https://doi.org/10.1029/TR016i002p00519
Derived From: Todd, D.K., and Mays, L.W. (2005) Groundwater Hydrology, ed. 3, John Wiley and Sons.

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Miller, G. R. (2020). Jupyter Notebook for Pump Test Analysis in Confined Aquifers, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/de85625a8db04474bb066809ae93521e

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