Uncertainties Monitoring Groundwater Levels in Exploratory Wells
In this technical commentary, we discuss some of the most common sources of uncertainty in recording groundwater levels, which is an important factor in regional or site-specific assessments of geoenvironmental, geotechnical, and hydrogeologic conditions. Uncertainties associated with groundwater levels are usually pervasive because of: (1) measurement error (monitoring system), (2) term vagueness, and (3) natural variability over time and space in exploratory wells and/or geotechnical borings. These uncertainties can easily lead to erroneous evaluations of environmental and geohazards, such as water contamination, landslides, and ground failure (subsidence and liquefaction).
J. D. Rogers and J. Chung, "Uncertainties Monitoring Groundwater Levels in Exploratory Wells," Ground Water, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 2-4, Wiley-Blackwell, Nov 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.01010.x
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Ground Water; Environmental Monitoring; Note; Uncertainty; Water Supply
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