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Regional and catchment scale groundwater models of the superficial deposits underlying the Moray Ness area : initial results

Vounaki, T.; Hughes, A.; MacDonald, A.. 2011 Regional and catchment scale groundwater models of the superficial deposits underlying the Moray Ness area : initial results. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 28pp. (OR/11/024) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the groundwater modelling work that was carried out as part of a BGS research programme on Quaternary Mapping and Modelling in the north of Scotland. The report describes the recharge model, the regional groundwater model and the catchment groundwater model. The work involved using GSI3D models at two scales (regional scale along the coastal strip of the Moray Firth and catchment scale where the River Findhorn flows over superficial deposits) as the basis for the geometry of the model layering and hydraulic conductivity distribution. This is novel and shows that geological models can be used to parameterise groundwater flow models. The project produced a preliminary model which showed potential and requires improvements to the steady-state groundwater flow model and the introduction of time variant behaviour to complete. Any future development of the model should be informed by a particular question or issue. This should be developed in conjunction with the appropriate stakeholders.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (Scotland)
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: Model, Groundwater, Moray Ness, GSI3D linkage, GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater modelling, Groundwater resources, Minor aquifers
Date made live: 20 Feb 2012 14:43
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/16846

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