Model-estimated ground-water recharge and hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream

Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4253
By:

Links

Abstract

The computer model PULSE, described in this report, can be used to construct a hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream. The model is applicable to a ground-water flow system that is driven by areally uniform recharge to the water table, and in which ground water discharges to a gaining stream. One of the two formulations used by the model allows for an instantaneous recharge pulse and subsequent ground-water discharge to the stream. The other formulation, which allows for a gradual hydrologic gain or loss term in addition to the instantaneous pulse, can be used to simulate the effects of gradual recharge to the water table, ground-water evapotranspiration, or downward leakage to a deeper aquifer.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Model-estimated ground-water recharge and hydrograph of ground-water discharge to a stream
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 97-4253
DOI 10.3133/wri974253
Edition -
Year Published 1997
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Information Services [distributor],
Description vi, 29 p. :ill. ;28 cm.