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Alternative Interpretation of the Pressure Front Displacement Pulse for Pumping Tests in Confined Aquifers
  • Chris Neville
Chris Neville
SS Papadopulos & Associates Inc

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Chesnaux (2018) distinguished between the pressure front displacement pulse and the groundwater displacement during a pumping test in a confined aquifer. The physical interpretation of the expression that Chesnaux (2018) adopted for the radial distance traveled by the pressure front is explored. It is shown that the expression adopted by Chesnaux (2018) is an implicit statement regarding the magnitude of the head change caused by pumping. The statement is consistent with the integrated effect of a continuous sequence of pulses. Alternative expressions for the migration of the pressure front and celerity are derived that are consistent with the conception of the migration of a pulse.
28 Mar 2022Submitted to Hydrological Processes
28 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
28 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
28 Mar 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
10 May 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 May 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
11 Oct 20221st Revision Received
13 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
13 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
13 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Oct 2022Published in Hydrological Processes volume 36 issue 10. 10.1002/hyp.14744