Join our expert presenters as they demonstrate how the Python language can be used to pre-process and interpret standard groundwater monitoring datasets, including the removal of barometric pressure and Earth tide effects from time series data. They will also demonstrate how aquifer types and behaviours can be characterised using Barometric Efficiency values and Barometric Response Functions.
You will also learn how aquifer properties, such as hydraulic conductivity and specific storage from time series data, can be used as a cost-effective addition or alternative to traditional applied hydraulic testing.

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Chris Turnadge


Chris is an Adelaide-based hydrogeologist in Land and Water's Regional Scale Groundwater Analysis team. His research primarily involves the characterisation of various aspects of regional-scale ground... Read more

Gabriel Rau

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Gabriel is a PhD qualified geo-environmental scientist and engineer with advanced expertise in hydrogeology. His passion lies in designing specialist field and laboratory experiments, acquiring, compi... Read more

Todd Rasmussen

University of Georgia

Todd is a professor of hydrology and water resources at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. Todd's research specialisation is in fluid flow and hydrogeochemical fate and transport in surface a... Read more

Topics covered briefly will include:

  • How to automate pre-processing tasks, including resampling measurements to a consistent time step, and using interpolation methods for gap filling;
  • How to remove the effects of barometric pressure and Earth tides, as performed previously by software such as BETCO;
  • How to use a range of methods to identify aquifer confinement types from groundwater responses to Earth tides;
  • How to use a range of methods to estimate the specific storage of confined aquifers from groundwater responses to Earth and atmospheric tides; and,
  • How to estimate aquifer hydraulic conductivity from groundwater responses to Earth tides.

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