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Using multi-frequency synthetic aperture radar to develop regional-scale groundwater maps
The majority of accessible, potable water exists as ground water. Understanding regional-scale, ground-water transport is therefore vital to water resource management. Considering surface water as an outcropping of shallow ...
Imaging channelized flow in fractured rock using surface ground penetrating radar
An understanding of fluid flow through fractured rock is important for monitoring and predicting contamination in bedrock hydrologic systems. Many lines of evidence suggest that water flows through bedrock fractures in a ...
Reactive contaminant transport modeling using analytic element flow solutions
A new approach to modeling reactive contaminant transport in groundwater is developed and evaluated. The approach is unique in that it uses a grid- or mesh-independent representation of model input parameters, including ...
Bite force estimation of Smilodon fatalis using forward and inverse methodologies
Bite force estimates of extinct species can lead to establishing many hypotheses about the extinct animals. This work is focused on estimating the bite forces of an extinct cat Smilodon fatalis . Bite forces were estimated ...
Contextually-based framework for improved data reduction in regional scale analytic element groundwater models
This dissertation introduced a conceptual framework for improved data reduction for numerical environmental models. Its key conceptual idea was a simulation-driven feature simplification, which based a simplification ...
Insertion ant colony optimization for solving the traveling salesman problem
Inspired from the ant foraging behavior, the ant colony algorithm has provided a new approach for solving discrete optimization problems--the traveling salesman problem (TSP), for instance, is usually tested as the benchmark. ...