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Students first study the movement of water in aquifers through a lecture on Darcy's flow experiment. Then they practice applying the concepts of hydraulic conductivity and head differentials to 1 dimensional column examples. Next they use flow simulators to view flow through a cross section of an aquifer model. This activity is the final piece in the development of the idea of head driven flow. Students are given data about the thickness and head values of an aquifer member. They plot the aquifer thickness and potentiometric surface then determine the flow direction and estimate the groundwater flow velocity.

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100703192328739T,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Groundwater modeling,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Aquifer properties,Well hydraulics,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience,Groundwater flow,NSDL

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    English

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