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1.72 Groundwater Hydrology, Fall 2005

Well drilling.
MIT / BUET team drilling a sediment core at a field site in Munshiganj, Bangladesh. (Image by Prof. Charles Harvey.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of lecture notes, as well as videos from the Cape Cod Field Trip and a page describing the work of the Harvey Research Group and their Bangladesh Case Study.

Course Description

This course covers fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater. The class includes laboratory and computer demonstrations.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm, .xls, .m, and FEFLOW® software. FEFLOW® (Finite Element subsurface FLOW system) is a 3-D groundwater modeling software, developed by WASY, a German consulting firm.



Prof. Charles Harvey

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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