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Future flows and groundwater levels : R-groundwater model summary

Jackson, C.R.. 2012 Future flows and groundwater levels : R-groundwater model summary. British Geological Survey, 21pp. (CR/12/105N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report is the result of research commissioned and funded by the Environment Agency’s Science Programme, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK Water Industry Research and the Natural Environment Research Council. It describes the structure of the R-Groundwater model that is used to simulate groundwater level hydrographs at a series of observation boreholes identified for analysis within the project. R-Groundwater is a simple lumped catchment groundwater model written in the R programming language and run within the R environment. It has been developed to model groundwater level time series at observation boreholes by linking simple algorithms to simulate soil drainage, the transfer of water through the unsaturated zone and groundwater flow. Time-series of flow through the outlets of the groundwater store are also generated, which can be related to river flow measurements. The model is calibrated through a Monte Carlo process by randomly selecting input parameter values from ranges specified by the user. Simple text files are used to define the input to the model and to write the output.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Groundwater Science
Funders/Sponsors: Environment Agency, Defra, UK Water Industry Research, NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Groundwater modelling, Climate change
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Date made live: 12 Dec 2012 12:04
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20778

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