Taking the mystery out of mathematical model applications to karst aquifers—A primer

Prepared in cooperation with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute
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Abstract

Advances in mathematical model applications toward the understanding of the complex flow, characterization, and water-supply management issues for karst aquifers have occurred in recent years. Different types of mathematical models can be applied successfully if appropriate information is available and the problems are adequately identified. The mathematical approaches discussed in this paper are divided into three major categories: 1) distributed parameter models, 2) lumped parameter models, and 3) fitting models. The modeling approaches are described conceptually with examples (but without equations) to help non-mathematicians understand the applications.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Taking the mystery out of mathematical model applications to karst aquifers—A primer
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Water
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Carlsbad, New Mexico, April 29–May 2, 2014
First page 68
Last page 81
Conference Title Karst Interest Group Proceedings
Conference Location Carlsbad, NM
Conference Date April 29-May 2, 2014