Coupled Hydrogeophysical Simulation of a Pumping Test in an Unconfined Aquifer and its Associated Gravimetric Anomaly

Andrés González Quirós*, José Paulino Fernández-Álvarez

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The quantification of hydrogeological properties has been traditionally restricted to intrusive measurements. This limitation has led to a growing number of geophysical techniques applied to hydrological studies, included in a field known as “Hydrogeophysics”. The mass variation linked to hydraulic head change generates gravimetric anomalies detectable with improved microgravity instruments. Therefore it leads to a new monitoring strategy. Very recent papers have shown the capabilities of hydrogravimetry, but all of them used independent codes for flow and gravity. The use of separate codes leads to problems with heterogeneous domains or data transfer. This paper describes how the fluid extraction in an unconfined aquifer is coupled in a single program to the corresponding gravimetric simulation of its anomaly. In addition we explain how to estimate a transient parameter, the specific yield, under steady flow conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics of Planet Earth
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences
EditorsEulogio Pardo-Igúzquiza, Carolina Guardiola-Albert, Javier Heredia, Luis Moreno-Merino, Juan José Durán, Jose Antonio Vargas-Guzmán
PublisherSpringer
Pages435-438
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642324086
ISBN (Print)9783642324079
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event15th Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geosciences (IAMG) - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences (LNESS)
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X

Conference

Conference15th Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geosciences (IAMG)
CountrySpain
Period2/09/136/09/13

Keywords

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Hydrogravimetry
  • Unconfined aquifer

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Coupled Hydrogeophysical Simulation of a Pumping Test in an Unconfined Aquifer and its Associated Gravimetric Anomaly'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this