Estimation and Inference in the Inverse Problem

by Hugo A. Loaiciga, (M.ASCE), Univ of California, Davis, CA, USA,
Miguel A. Mariño, (M.ASCE), Univ of California, Davis, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The estimation of groundwater flow and mass transport parameters is approached via maximum likelihood. Confidence intervals and hypothesis tests as well as the asymptotic properties of estimators are presented. Two examples illustrate the methodology developed in this study.

Subject Headings: Groundwater flow | Mass transport | Water supply systems | Water pollution | Mass transfer | Parameters (statistics) | Confidence intervals

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