Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Knowledge, transparency, and refutability in groundwater models, an example from the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

M. C., Faunt, C. C., Belcher, W. R., Sweetkind, D. S., Tiedeman, C. R., Kavetski, D., 2013, Knowledge, transparency, and refutability in groundwater models, an example from the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 64, 105–116, 10.1016/j.pce.2013.03.006

Summary

This work demonstrates how available knowledge can be used to build more transparent and refutable computer models of groundwater systems. The Death Valley regional groundwater flow system, which surrounds a proposed site for a high level nuclear waste repository of the United States of America, and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), where nuclear weapons were tested, is used to explore model adequacy, identify parameters important to (and informed by) observations, and identify existing old and potential new observations important to predictions. Model development is pursued using a set of fundamental questions addressed with carefully designed metrics. Critical methods include using a hydrogeologic model, managing model nonlinearity [...]

Contacts

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70189203
local-pk unknown 70189203
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.pce.2013.03.006
series unknown Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C

Citation Extension

journalPhysics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C
parts
typevolume
value64
languageEnglish
citationTypeArticle

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...