A special session, “Automated Parameter Identification and Sensitivity Analysis in Groundwater Flow and Transport,” was held at the Spring AGU meeting last May to explore recent scientific and technological developments in this expanding research area. The problems and approaches discussed are crucial to any field of Earth science in which models are used to represent physical processes and simulated values are compared with measured quantities. Although methods for automated parameter identification and sensitivity analysis were first developed at about the same time as numerical groundwater models, they are rarely used. Presentations at this special session clearly demonstrated the potential contributions of these methods for more insightful groundwater model development and calibration.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Progress made in groundwater flow and transport modeling|
|Series title||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Contributing office(s)||Office of Ground Water|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|