New taxonomy of clastic sedimentary structures and a procedure for its use in the simulation of groundwater flow

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191220
Title:
New taxonomy of clastic sedimentary structures and a procedure for its use in the simulation of groundwater flow
Author:
Mock, Peter Allen.
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This work describes a new taxonomy for elastic, sedimentary porous media. The taxonomy is synthesized for the investigation and characterization of ground-water flow from accumulating developments in the genetic analysis of elastic, sedimentary depositional structures. Genetic analysis recognizes spatial associations of elastic, sedimentary structures imposed during genesis. The taxonomy is a nested hierarchy of discrete elastic, sedimentary structures distinguished by the bounding surfaces created during their emplacement and rearrangement. The investigation and characterization of a specific ground-water flow system in elastic, sedimentary porous media can be improved by imposing a structural context on lithologie observations, geophysical measurements, head measurements, and hydraulic conductivity estimates. Globally-valid and transferable descriptions of structures in the taxonomy from modern exposures, outcrops, and densely sampled subsurface systems are modified to fit site-specific geologic observations and measurements. A specific procedure is developed for applying the taxonomy in the investigation and analysis of ground-water flow. The procedure quantitatively measures the hydraulic validity of alternative geologic interpretations of site-specific data under the taxonomy. The application of the taxonomy and procedure to a typical set of data types, densities, and quality is illustrated with data from a site of ground-water contamination investigation.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Sedimentary structures.; Groundwater flow -- Simulation methods.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNew taxonomy of clastic sedimentary structures and a procedure for its use in the simulation of groundwater flowen_US
dc.creatorMock, Peter Allen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMock, Peter Allen.en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work describes a new taxonomy for elastic, sedimentary porous media. The taxonomy is synthesized for the investigation and characterization of ground-water flow from accumulating developments in the genetic analysis of elastic, sedimentary depositional structures. Genetic analysis recognizes spatial associations of elastic, sedimentary structures imposed during genesis. The taxonomy is a nested hierarchy of discrete elastic, sedimentary structures distinguished by the bounding surfaces created during their emplacement and rearrangement. The investigation and characterization of a specific ground-water flow system in elastic, sedimentary porous media can be improved by imposing a structural context on lithologie observations, geophysical measurements, head measurements, and hydraulic conductivity estimates. Globally-valid and transferable descriptions of structures in the taxonomy from modern exposures, outcrops, and densely sampled subsurface systems are modified to fit site-specific geologic observations and measurements. A specific procedure is developed for applying the taxonomy in the investigation and analysis of ground-water flow. The procedure quantitatively measures the hydraulic validity of alternative geologic interpretations of site-specific data under the taxonomy. The application of the taxonomy and procedure to a typical set of data types, densities, and quality is illustrated with data from a site of ground-water contamination investigation.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectSedimentary structures.en_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flow -- Simulation methods.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaddock, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNeuman, Shlomo P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBaker, Victoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc225224294en_US
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