Recession flow analysis for aquifer parameter determination

Jozsef Szilagyi, Marc B. Parlange, John D Albertson

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Abstract

The recession flow analysis of Brutsaert and Nieber [1977] extended by Troch et al. [1993] to estimate aquifer parameters (saturated hydraulic conductivity and mean aquifer depth) is examined by means of a numerical model. It is found to be reliable for the estimation of the catchment-scale saturated hydraulic conductivity and mean aquifer depth. Increasing the complexity of the synthetic watershed had no impact on the accuracy of the estimated parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1851-1857
Number of pages7
JournalWater Resources Research
Volume34
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

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