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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-2971-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-2971-2015
Research article
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01 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 01 Jul 2015

Analyses of uncertainties and scaling of groundwater level fluctuations

X. Y. Liang and Y.-K. Zhang

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The error or uncertainty in head, obtained with an analytical or numerical solution, at an early time is mainly caused by the random initial condition. The error reduces with time, later reaching a constant error. The constant error at a later time is mainly due to the effects of the uncertain source/sink. The error caused by the uncertain boundary is limited to a narrow zone. Temporal scaling of head exists in most parts of a low permeable aquifer, mainly caused by recharge fluctuation.