Groundwater Science

Groundwater Science

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Groundwater Science, Second Edition - winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association - covers groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. It is a valuable resource for students and instructors in the geosciences (with focuses in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental science), and as a reference work for professional researchers. This interdisciplinary text weaves important methods and applications from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science, introducing you to the mathematical modeling and contaminant flow of groundwater.

New to the Second Edition:

New chapter on subsurface heat flow and geothermal systems
Expanded content on well construction and design, surface water hydrology, groundwater/ surface water interaction, slug tests, pumping tests, and mounding analysis.
Updated discussions of groundwater modeling, calibration, parameter estimation, and uncertainty
Free software tools for slug test analysis, pumping test analysis, and aquifer modeling
Lists of key terms and chapter contents at the start of each chapter
Expanded end-of-chapter problems, including more conceptual questions
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Product details

  • Paperback | 692 pages
  • 197 x 240mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128100109
  • 9780128100103

Table of contents

1. Groundwater: The Big Picture 2. Physical Properties 3. Principles of Flow 4. Field Exploration and Wells 5. Hydrology and Geology 6. Deformation, Storage, and General Flow Equations 7. Modeling Steady Flow with Basic Methods 8. Modeling Transient Well Hydraulics and Mounding 9. Computer-Assisted Flow Modeling 10. Groundwater Chemistry 11. Groundwater Contamination 12. Subsurface Heat Flow and Geothermal Energy Appendix A: Units and Conversions Appendix B: Mathematics Primer Appendix C: Book Website Answers to Selected Problems
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Review quote

Praise for the first edition: "Groundwater Science would serve well as the text for an introductory groundwater course...The references are up to date...concise, well-written, and well-illustrated..." -Sean A. McKenna for EOS TRANSACTIONS, July 2003 "The writing is clear and accurate without being wordy... The figures, references, and indexing are also well done. The references include both classics and recent papers, with broad coverage...It's not easy to do so many topics well, but Fitts' book succeeds." -Laura Toran for GROUND WATER, 2003 "The writing and presentation is clear and economical. The figures have a crisp and uncluttered look to them....a fine textbook." -Roger Beckie for VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL, 2003
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About Charles R. Fitts

Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. He earned an MS in engineering geology at Cornell and a PhD in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota. He has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and is author of several groundwater modeling software packages: AnAqSim (analytic aquifer simulator) and TWODAN for groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for solute transport.
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