Fate and Transport of Pollutants: Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling

Course Number
EESC 6606 990
Course Code
Course Key
Course Note
MSAG Required Course in Groundwater or Elective
Course Description
This course is designed to introduce the major concepts regarding groundwater flow and contaminant transport analytical and computer modeling.  After first reviewing groundwater flow and transport principles, we will learn how to use two USGS computer models: MODFLOW for groundwater flow and MOC3D for contaminant transport, which permit the analysis of flow and transport in one, two or three dimensions.  We will perform several simulations using the USGS models.  We will also make use of analytical models in solving problems.  Upon completion of this course, students should expect to have attained a broad understanding of and familiarity with groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling concepts.Students enrolled in this course will be required to review pertinent groundwater hydrogeology material and perform associated assignments prior to the start of the course. This material comprises Parts 1 and 2 of the course and will be posted to a pre-course Module on the course Canvas website. The pre-course materials will open to students two weeks prior to the start of class.