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Jupyter Notebook for Computing the Well Function Using the Theis Equation

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Created: Jun 18, 2020 at 11:43 p.m.
Last updated: Nov 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.df7f924575ab484986024f585b173e49
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The Theis equation models the drawdown in an unconfined aquifer based on a given pumping rate, transmissivity, and storativity. 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 identify the purpose of the equation, determine appropriate inputs and outputs, and predict the extent of drawdown around a well. Secondary objectives are to refresh skills associated with scientific and programming and learn to use a Jupyter notebook. A companion notebook to be used for pump test analysis is also available (see 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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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,
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Miller, G. R. (2020). Jupyter Notebook for Computing the Well Function Using the Theis Equation, HydroShare,

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Gretchen R. Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Colleagues! Drop me a comment here if you plan on using this in your class. Feedback welcome!

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