Specific yield as determined by type-curve analysis of aquifer-test data

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Abstract

The commonly used analytical solution developed by Neuman for a homogeneous, water-table aquifer assumes that the drainage of pores in the zone above the water table due to lowering of the water table occurs instantaneously. Noninstantaneous drainage of pores in the unsaturated zone accounts for the finding that both type-curve analysis and volume-balance calculations yield values of specific yield that are slightly less than those obtained from laboratory column-drainage experiments. It may also account for a slight underestimation of vertical hydraulic conductivity as obtained by type-curve analysis.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Specific yield as determined by type-curve analysis of aquifer-test data
Series title Ground Water
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1994.tb00934.x
Volume 32
Issue 6
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 9 p.
First page 949
Last page 957
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