Application of the algebraic technological function to the optimization of groundwater abstraction from an unconfined aquifer in Zacatecas, Mexico

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Title:
Application of the algebraic technological function to the optimization of groundwater abstraction from an unconfined aquifer in Zacatecas, Mexico
Author:
Hernández Narvaez, Mariano,1956-
Issue Date:
1987
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:
The use of systems analysis coupled with the simulation model provides the basis of a powerfull decision making tool. A groundwater simulation model is coupled with a mathematical optimization model through the Algebraic Technological Function (Response Function) to form the Groundwater Management Mbdel for the Calera aquifer in Zacatecas, Mexico. The management model maximizes the amount of groundwater pumped from the Calera aquifer subject to the physical capability of the system. A two dimensional finite difference code is used both to simulate the flow system in the aquifer and compute the response functions at specified locations. To overcome the lack of parameter information, the geostatistical technique of Kriging is used to estimate spatially-averaged log-transmissivities, point estimates of hydraulic head and kriging estimation errors at each cell or node. Semivariograms are validated using both "Jacknife" and Maximum Likelihood cross-validation methods. In addition, the hydraulic head kriging errors are used as a criterion to stop the calibration process of the simulation model. Three alternatives are evaluated to obtain optimal pumping rates while meeting water demands for 1990 and 1995 by means of Linear Programming. These results may help to enhance future development of groundwater resources in the area.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.; Water table -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.; Groundwater -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.; Water consumption -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock III, Thomas

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleApplication of the algebraic technological function to the optimization of groundwater abstraction from an unconfined aquifer in Zacatecas, Mexicoen_US
dc.creatorHernández Narvaez, Mariano,1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHernández Narvaez, Mariano,1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractThe use of systems analysis coupled with the simulation model provides the basis of a powerfull decision making tool. A groundwater simulation model is coupled with a mathematical optimization model through the Algebraic Technological Function (Response Function) to form the Groundwater Management Mbdel for the Calera aquifer in Zacatecas, Mexico. The management model maximizes the amount of groundwater pumped from the Calera aquifer subject to the physical capability of the system. A two dimensional finite difference code is used both to simulate the flow system in the aquifer and compute the response functions at specified locations. To overcome the lack of parameter information, the geostatistical technique of Kriging is used to estimate spatially-averaged log-transmissivities, point estimates of hydraulic head and kriging estimation errors at each cell or node. Semivariograms are validated using both "Jacknife" and Maximum Likelihood cross-validation methods. In addition, the hydraulic head kriging errors are used as a criterion to stop the calibration process of the simulation model. Three alternatives are evaluated to obtain optimal pumping rates while meeting water demands for 1990 and 1995 by means of Linear Programming. These results may help to enhance future development of groundwater resources in the area.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater table -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater consumption -- Mexico -- Zacatecas (State) -- Mathematical models.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaddock III, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuras, Nathanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212627296en_US
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