COLLECTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF THE PARAMETERS OF THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF A LARGE AQUIFER

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Title:
COLLECTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF THE PARAMETERS OF THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF A LARGE AQUIFER
Author:
Lovell, Robert E.
Affiliation:
Department of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizona
Publisher:
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
1971-06
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
The problem of evaluating the parameters of the mathematical model of an unconfined aquifer is examined with a view toward development of automated or computer -aided methods. A formulation is presented in which subjective confidence ranges for each of the model parameters are quantified and entered into an objective function as linear penalty functions. Parameters are then adjusted by a procedure which seeks to reduce the model error to acceptable limits. A digital computer model of the Tucson basin aquifer is adapted and used to illustrate the concepts and demonstrate the method.
Keywords:
Groundwater -- Mathematical models.; Groundwater -- Tucson Basin.
Series/Report no.:
Technical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 04
Sponsors:
This report constitutes the Master of Science thesis of the same title completed by the author in May, 1971 and accepted by the faculty of the Department of Systems Engineering. This report series constitutes an effort to communicate to practitioners and researchers the complete research results, including computer programs and more detailed theoretical developments, that cannot be reproduced in professional journals. These reports are not intended to serve as a substitute for the review and referee process exerted by the scientific and professional community in their journals.

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dc.contributor.authorLovell, Robert E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T23:05:31Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-27T23:05:31Z-
dc.date.issued1971-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/617632-
dc.description.abstractThe problem of evaluating the parameters of the mathematical model of an unconfined aquifer is examined with a view toward development of automated or computer -aided methods. A formulation is presented in which subjective confidence ranges for each of the model parameters are quantified and entered into an objective function as linear penalty functions. Parameters are then adjusted by a procedure which seeks to reduce the model error to acceptable limits. A digital computer model of the Tucson basin aquifer is adapted and used to illustrate the concepts and demonstrate the method.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report constitutes the Master of Science thesis of the same title completed by the author in May, 1971 and accepted by the faculty of the Department of Systems Engineering. This report series constitutes an effort to communicate to practitioners and researchers the complete research results, including computer programs and more detailed theoretical developments, that cannot be reproduced in professional journals. These reports are not intended to serve as a substitute for the review and referee process exerted by the scientific and professional community in their journals.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 04en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regentsen
dc.sourceProvided by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.en
dc.subjectGroundwater -- Mathematical models.en
dc.subjectGroundwater -- Tucson Basin.en
dc.titleCOLLECTIVE ADJUSTMENT OF THE PARAMETERS OF THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF A LARGE AQUIFERen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizonaen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis title from the Hydrology & Water Resources Technical Reports collection is made available by the Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. If you have questions about titles in this collection, please contact repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
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