Lecture Notes

Some of the figures in these lecture notes are adapted from or inspired by illustrations in Dingman, S. Lawrence. Physical Hydrology. 2nd edition. Prentice-Hall, 2002.

1 Course Introduction, Water Balance Equation (PDF)
2 Aquifers, Porosity, and Darcy's Law (PDF)
3 Hydraulic Head and Fluid Potential (PDF)
4 Continuity and Flow Nets (PDF)
5 Groundwater Flow Patterns (PDF)
6 Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions (PDF)
7 Transient Systems and Groundwater Storage (PDF)
8 Pump Test Analysis (PDF)
9 Numerical Modeling of Groundwater Flow (PDF)
10 Superposition (PDF)
11 Solute Transport in Groundwater (PDF)
12 Soil Moisture I (PDF)
13 Soil Moisture II (PDF)
14 Natural Tracers (PDF - 1.5 MB)
15 Hydraulic Conductivity: The Permeater (PDF)