Synopses & Reviews
Groundwater Science is a well organized, clearly written resource for students and professionals seeking comprehensive treatment of hydrogeology. This volume introduces groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. Subsequent chapters introduce physical principles: properties of subsurface materials, groundwater flow, groundwater geology, deformation, and flow modeling techniques. Later chapters address groundwater chemistry and contamination. This treatment of the subject is intentionally interdisciplinary, weaving important theories and methods from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science.
Key Features
* Integrates up-to-date field methods with the principles of current flow modeling methods: analytic elements, finite differences, and finite elements
* Covers recent contamination topics including non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), complex solute transport processes, and remediation
* Presents clear explanations, two-color figures, case studies, and worked examples throughout
* Solutions manual for all end-of-chapter problems is available to faculty who adopt the text
* Provides an accompanying Website with sample data sets for problems, a forum for faculty discourse, and links to groundwater sites and public domain software
About the Author -
Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. Fitts earned a doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and has authored two popular groundwater modeling software packages: TWODAN for modeling groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.
Synopsis
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* Presents clear explanations, two-color figures, case studies, and worked examples throughout
* Solutions manual for all end-of-chapter problems is available to faculty who adopt the text
* Provides an accompanying Website with sample data sets for problems, a forum for faculty discourse, and links to groundwater sites and public domain software
Synopsis
Groundwater Science is a timely, current, and comprehensive presentation of groundwater hydrology that integrates chemistry, physics, geology and calculus. With the input of students and other hydrology instructors, the author has developed a text reference that will be appreciated by students and professors alike.
* Provides an accompanying Web site (http://www.academicpress.com/groundwater) with sample data sets for problems, and links to groundwater sites and public domain software
* Integrates up-to-date material on field methods and flow modeling methods
* Covers recent contamination topics including non-aqueous-phase liquids (NAPLs), complex solute transport processes, and remediation
* Presents clear explanations, two-color figures, case studies, and worked examples throughout
* Solutions manual for all end-of-chapter problems is available to faculty who adopt the text
Synopsis
Groundwater Science is a timely, current, and comprehensive presentation of groundwater hydrology that integrates chemistry, physics, geology and calculus. With the input of students and other hydrology instructors, the author has developed a text reference that will be appreciated by students and professors alike.
Synopsis
two popular groundwater modeling software packages: TWODAN for modeling groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.
Synopsis
for modeling groundwater flow, and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.
About the Author
Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. He earned a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and has authored two popular groundwater modeling software packages: TWODAN for modeling groundwater flow and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, U.S.A.
Table of Contents
Preface
Groundwater: The Big Picture.
Physical Properties.
Principles of Flow.
Geology and Groundwater Flow.
Deformation, Storage, and General Flow Equations.
Modeling Steady Flow with Basic Methods.
Modeling Transient Flow with Basic Methods.
Computer-Assisted Flow Modeling.
Groundwater Chemistry.
Groundwater Contamination.
A: Units and Conversions.
B: Mathematics Primer.
C: Book Internet Site.
Answers to Selected Problems.
References.
Index.
Periodic Table of the Elements.