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Uncertainties Monitoring Groundwater Levels in Exploratory Wells
Groundwater
  • J. David Rogers, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Jaewon Chung
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
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2013 Wiley-Blackwell, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
11-1-2012
Disciplines
Citation Information
J. David Rogers and Jaewon Chung. "Uncertainties Monitoring Groundwater Levels in Exploratory Wells" Groundwater Vol. 51 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 2 - 4 ISSN: 0017-467X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/j-rogers/78/