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The most influential process for the groundwater shallow aquifer monitoring is
groundwater recharge. This study focuses on defining and quantifying the groundwater
recharge as a process primarily resulting from precipitation. The spatial and
temporal distribution of the recharge was analyzed through a numerical experiment
designed to realistically describe a shallow aquifer case. The spatial and temporal
structure of the recharge was examined and quantified as a function of precipitation
events and soil heterogeneity. The quantified spatial and temporal distribution of
the groundwater recharge then was used to demonstrate its influence on sampling
network design. It was found that the temporal variability of the recharge has a
major impact on the design of groundwater flow monitoring networks.
Andricevic, Roko; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; Jankovic, Igor.
Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Groundwater Recharge with Application to Sampling Design.
Water Resources Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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