Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1655–1667, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1655-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1655–1667, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1655-2016

Technical note 03 May 2016

Technical note | 03 May 2016

Technical note: Analytical drawdown solution for steady-state pumping tests in two-dimensional isotropic heterogeneous aquifers

Alraune Zech and Sabine Attinger

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Nov 2015) by Monica Riva
AR by Alraune Zech on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jan 2016) by Monica Riva
RR by Shlomo P. Neuman (03 Feb 2016)
RR by P. Trinchero (15 Feb 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Mar 2016) by Monica Riva
AR by Alraune Zech on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Apr 2016) by Monica Riva
AR by Alraune Zech on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Apr 2016) by Monica Riva
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Short summary
A new method is presented which allows interpreting pumping test in heterogeneous transmissivity fields. Based on radially dependent transmissivity, the effective well flow solution is derived for two cases: the ensemble mean of pumping tests and the drawdown at an individual heterogeneous transmissivity field. The analytical form of the solution allows inversely estimating the parameters of aquifer heterogeneity (mean, variance, and correlation length) from steady-state pumping test data.