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Simulation of vertical compaction in models of regional ground-water flow

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Abstract

A new computer program was developed to simulate vertical compaction in models of regional ground-water flow. The program accounts for ground-water storage changes and compaction in discontinuous interbeds or in extensive confining beds. The new program is a package for the U.S. Geological Survey modular finite-difference ground-water flow model. Several features of the program make it useful for application in shallow unconfined flow systems. Geostatic load can be treated as a function of water-table elevation, and compaction is a function of computed changes in effective stress at the center of a model layer. Thickness of compressible sediments in an unconfined model layer can vary in proportion to saturated thickness. The new package was tested by comparison with an existing model of one-dimensional compaction.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Simulation of vertical compaction in models of regional ground-water flow
ISBN:
0947571922
Issue:
200
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by Int Assoc of Hydrological Sciences
Publisher location:
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Larger Work Title:
IAHS Publication (International Association of Hydrological Sciences)
First page:
565
Last page:
574
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Land Subsidence
Conference Location:
Houston, TX, USA
Conference Date:
12 May 1991 through 17 May 1991