International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Geostatistics and water table mapping/time series analysis

Monday 28 May, 2012

This presentation will detail two new statistical tools for shallow hydrogeology, both of which will soon be freely available. The first tool is for time-series modelling of unconfined groundwater hydrographs. It allows the decomposition of a hydrograph to individual drivers, such as pumping and climate, under non-stationary climate conditions while also providing insights into observed trends. General aspects of time-series modelling will be presented, followed by results from the application of the toolto the Great Western paired catchment. The second tool is for probabilistic water table mapping. It was developed to get the maximum value from the observation network while also utilising hydrogeological knowledge of a study area.  The presentation will outline the methodology and detail an application to the Broken Catchment, Victoria. The development of both tools was financially supported by the Australian Research Council, The Department of Sustainability and Environment, The Department of Primary Industries and the Bureau of Meteorology.Presented by Dr Tim Peterson, Melbourne University

About the speaker

Dr. Tim Peterson is an Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on rural hydrological modelling and is particularly interested in catchment hydrological resilience, surface-groundwater interaction and hydrogeological statistics. He has been at the University of Melbourne since 2005 and prior to that was at SKM Melbourne, working within the groundwater and salinity group. In addition to a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Tim also holds undergraduate degrees in Environmental Engineering and Applied Maths from Monash University.

Come join us

Date: 12 June 2012

Time: 5:30pm meet and greet for a 6pm start

Location: GHD (8/180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

No need to RSVP

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