Title

Uncertainties Monitoring Groundwater Levels in Exploratory Wells

Abstract

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).

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Ground Water; Environmental Monitoring; Note; Uncertainty; Water Supply

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0017467X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Wiley-Blackwell, All rights reserved.

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