Geology 127 (Hydrogeology)
California State University, Sacramento
Week 4: Properties of Aquifers, porosity, specific yield, Darcy's Law; hydraulic conductivity, intrinsic permeability
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Distinguish between porosity, effective porosity and specific yield.
Define specific yield and specific retention.
Describe Henri Darcy's apparatus and the derivation of Darcy's Law.
Analyze the variables that affect flow in a Darcy tube.
Examine the effects of changing density, temperature and dynamic viscosity on fluid flow through a porous medium.
Discuss the difference between hydraulic conductivity and intrinsic permeability.
Convert hydraulic conductivity values to intrinsic permeability.
Lecture 6: Fetter, 4th ed., pp. 66-90
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