Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3481–3502, 2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3481–3502, 2019

Research article 28 Aug 2019

Research article | 28 Aug 2019

A comprehensive quasi-3-D model for regional-scale unsaturated–saturated water flow

Wei Mao et al.

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A new quasi-3-D model was developed by coupling a soil water balance model with MODFLOW iteratively for regional-scale water flow modeling. The model was tested to be effective and efficient with well-maintained mass balance. A modeling framework was developed to organize the coupling scheme and to handle the pre- and post-processing information. The model is then used to evaluate groundwater recharge in a real-world application, which shows the model practicability in regional-scale problems.