By Jeremy Cristman, Kenneth Luther1, Michael Karls2

1. Mathematics, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN USA 2. Mathematics, Ball State University, Muncie IN USA

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The goals of this project are to compare a conceptual one-dimensional groundwater flow model to observations made in a laboratory setting, and to discuss the differences. We derive the initial groundwater flow equation, and guide students through a solution. We describe the laboratory set up and means of collecting data, and then compare the model and the data - with discussion and quantification of sources of error as part of the student activities.

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  • Jeremy Cristman; Kenneth Luther; Michael Karls (2020), "9-002-S-GroundWaterFlow," https://www.simiode.org/resources/8071.

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