Application of Kalman Filtering to Groundwater Flow in Finite Heterogeneous Aquifers

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by Mohamed M. Hantush, Univ of California, Davis, United States,
Miguel A. Mariño, Univ of California, Davis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources:

Abstract: A stochastically based methodology using Kalman filtering is presented for the optimal estimation of hydraulic properties in finite heterogeneous aquifers. This is achieved by applying the Galerkin finite-element method integrated with an eigenvalue technique within the framework of the small perturbation approach. The methodology is tested by applying the Kalman filter to a hypothetical aquifer.

Subject Headings: Filters | Hydraulic properties | Finite element method | Kalman filters | Aquifers | Stochastic processes | Heterogeneity | Groundwater flow |

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