Prerequisite: GEO 5350 or equivalent. Corequisite: GEO 5390.
Meets with GEO 5385; additional work required of graduate students. Fundamentals of groundwater flow and transport modeling will be introduced in the computer laboratory using hands-on exercises performed with the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) and the U.S.G.S. groundwater models MODFLOW, MODPATH, and FEMWATER. By the end of the 5-week short-course, each student should understand the assumptions and limitations of the modeling approach and be able to create, run and interpret the results of 2-D groundwater flow and transport simulations using GMS. Topics covered include: defining mathematical/numerical equivalents to real world problems, finite difference method, finite element method and sensitivity studies.