Response functions in the critical comparison of conjunctive management systems in two western states

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Title:
Response functions in the critical comparison of conjunctive management systems in two western states
Author:
Lacher, Laurel J.
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Comparing the relative performances of different conjunctive management systems requires the characterization of those systems in like terms. Once characterized, the systems can then be simulated with computer models and their performances evaluated. Response functions provide an efficient means of incorporating hydrogeologic characteristics of a river-aquifer system in a computer program that simulates the behavior of a system under a given management system. Even though response functions are defined only for linear systems, this paper demonstrates their use in certain nonlinear systems, such as when the water table drops below the extinction depth for evapotranspiration. Examples of the criteria that may be used to evaluate the conjunctive management systems described in this paper include drawdown and river leakance induced by pumping (capture) as well as the ability of the system to meet surface water demands and system exit requirements.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water rights -- California.; Water rights -- Colorado.; Water -- Law and legislation -- California.; Water -- Law and legislation -- Colorado.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
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.titleResponse functions in the critical comparison of conjunctive management systems in two western statesen_US
dc.creatorLacher, Laurel J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLacher, Laurel J.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractComparing the relative performances of different conjunctive management systems requires the characterization of those systems in like terms. Once characterized, the systems can then be simulated with computer models and their performances evaluated. Response functions provide an efficient means of incorporating hydrogeologic characteristics of a river-aquifer system in a computer program that simulates the behavior of a system under a given management system. Even though response functions are defined only for linear systems, this paper demonstrates their use in certain nonlinear systems, such as when the water table drops below the extinction depth for evapotranspiration. Examples of the criteria that may be used to evaluate the conjunctive management systems described in this paper include drawdown and river leakance induced by pumping (capture) as well as the ability of the system to meet surface water demands and system exit requirements.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater rights -- California.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater rights -- Colorado.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Law and legislation -- California.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater -- Law and legislation -- Colorado.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, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213416805en_US
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