Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300145
Title:
Transmissivity Distribution in the Tucson Basin Aquifer
Author:
Supkow, D. J.
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
6-May-1972
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The distribution of transmissivity within the Tucson basin aquifer, as determined by pumping tests and reviewed in the construction of a digital model of the aquifer, was not totally random in space. Data tended to be distributed normally or log-normally for biased samples of developed wells. A frequency distribution of transmissivity derived from a calibrated digital model is more nearly representative of the real world because the aquifer sample is without bias as the sample constitutes the entire aquifer. Geohydrologic setting, electric analog, and digital models of the basin are discussed. The theory of transmissivity distribution in an arid land alluvial aquifer is developed from Horton's laws of exponential relationship between stream order and drainage network parameters. It is hypothesized that there is an exponential relationship between transmissivity of an alluvial aquifer. A statistical study was made of values derived from the digital model to test the probability density function hypothesized for transmissivity. The mean value is a function of climate and drainage area. These hypotheses require further validation.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Transmissivity; Frequency distribution; Hydrologic properties; Aquifers; Groundwater basins; Hydrologic data; Hydrologic systems; Model studies; Drainage patterns (geologic); Alluvial aquifers; Aquifer testing; Water wells; Digital computers; Analog computers; Arizona; Arid lands; Tucson Basin (Arizona); Horton's law
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTransmissivity Distribution in the Tucson Basin Aquiferen_US
dc.contributor.authorSupkow, D. J.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1972-05-06-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of transmissivity within the Tucson basin aquifer, as determined by pumping tests and reviewed in the construction of a digital model of the aquifer, was not totally random in space. Data tended to be distributed normally or log-normally for biased samples of developed wells. A frequency distribution of transmissivity derived from a calibrated digital model is more nearly representative of the real world because the aquifer sample is without bias as the sample constitutes the entire aquifer. Geohydrologic setting, electric analog, and digital models of the basin are discussed. The theory of transmissivity distribution in an arid land alluvial aquifer is developed from Horton's laws of exponential relationship between stream order and drainage network parameters. It is hypothesized that there is an exponential relationship between transmissivity of an alluvial aquifer. A statistical study was made of values derived from the digital model to test the probability density function hypothesized for transmissivity. The mean value is a function of climate and drainage area. These hypotheses require further validation.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectTransmissivityen_US
dc.subjectFrequency distributionen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic propertiesen_US
dc.subjectAquifersen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater basinsen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic dataen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic systemsen_US
dc.subjectModel studiesen_US
dc.subjectDrainage patterns (geologic)en_US
dc.subjectAlluvial aquifersen_US
dc.subjectAquifer testingen_US
dc.subjectWater wellsen_US
dc.subjectDigital computersen_US
dc.subjectAnalog computersen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectArid landsen_US
dc.subjectTucson Basin (Arizona)en_US
dc.subjectHorton's lawen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300145-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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