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Aquifer Characterization: Case Study from Snake Valley

In this module, you will learn how to analyze pump and slug test data to determine hydrogeologic parameters (e.g. hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity, storativity, etc.) and characterize the aquifer system underlying the Snake Valley along the Nevada-Utah border. The module begins with a brief review of aquifer properties and covers well tests, uncertainty in hydrogeologic parameters, and hydrostratigraphy. The target audience includes upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying hydrology, hydrogeology, and water resources engineering.

Module Author:

Dr. Alex Beebe is an Associate Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences where he specializes in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental geology. He received a B.S. in Geology and Biology from the University of South Alabama in 2007 and went on to receive his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Clemson University in 2013. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Beebe worked as a staff geologist for an environmental consulting firm that specializes in monitoring groundwater contamination plumes from leaky underground storage tanks and superfund sites, risk based corrective action, and landfill permitting and monitoring. Dr. Beebe’s research interests lie in the relationship between human activities and the quantity and quality of water resources, and he is currently working to elucidate the effects of diffuse groundwater discharge through seafloor sediments (i.e. submarine groundwater discharge) on the quality of coastal waters.

Mark Hausner is an Assistant Research Professor in Hydrology at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. His research focuses on understanding heat and mass transfer in the environment, especially as these processes are impacted by climate change and in turn affect ecosystems. A broadly trained hydrologist with a background in water resource engineering, Mark advises students and teaches Groundwater Hydrology and Hydrologic Field Methods in the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences.


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Aljobeh, Zuhdi
Valparaiso University, IN
Archibald, Josephine
Humboldt State University
Arias, Mauricio
University of South Florida
Ashraf, Fahmidah
Bradley University
Bandaragoda, Christina
University of Washington
Beebe, Alex
University of South Alabama
Bruschke, Freddi
CSU Fullerton
Chandler, David
Syracuse University
Cothren, Gianna
University of New Orleans
Di Vittorio, Courtney
Wake Forest University
Di Vittorio, Damien
Columbia Engineering
Dutta, Som
Utah State University
Farough, Aida
Kansas State
Forbes, Cory
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Girotto, Manuela
University of California, Berkeley
Gonwa, William
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Gutierrez, Hugo
The University of Texas at El Paso
Haacker, Erin
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Harman, Ciaran
Johns Hopkins
Hausner, Mark
Desert Research Institute, Reno NV
Lane, Belize
Utah State University
Maggioni, Vivana
George Mason University, VA
McDonald, Walter
Marquette University
McMillan, Hilary
San Diego State University
Meselhe, Ehab
Tulane University
Mossa, Joann
University of Florida
Olson, Mira
Drexel University
Pahlow, Markus
University of Canterbury
Polebitski, Austin
University of Wisconsin Platteville
Rogers, Peter
Georgia Southern
Roundy, Joshua
University of Kansas
Sandoval-Solis, Samuel
University of California, Davis
Smith, Tyler
Clarkson University, KY
Spelman, David
Bradley University
Ward, Adam
Indiana University
Wen, Tao
Syracuse University
Wilson, Clint
Louisiana State University
Xu, Shangping
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee