ASTM D5979-96e1

    Standard Guide for Conceptualization and Characterization of Ground-Water Systems



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    1. Scope

    1.1 this guide covers an integrated, stepwise method for the qualitative conceptualization and quantitative characterization of ground-water flow systems, including the unsaturated zone, for natural or human-induced behavior or changes.

    1.2 this guide may be used at any scale of investigation, including site-specific, subregional, and regional applications.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D5254/D5254M Practice for Minimum Set of Data Elements to Identify a Groundwater Site

    D5408 Guide for Set of Data Elements to Describe a Groundwater Site; Part OneAdditional Identification Descriptors

    D5409/D5409M Guide for Set of Data Elements to Describe a Groundwater Site;Part TwoPhysical Descriptors

    D5410 Guide for Set of Data Elements to Describe a Groundwater Site;Part ThreeUsage Descriptors

    D5447 Guide for Application of a Numerical Groundwater Flow Model to a Site-Specific Problem

    D5474 Guide for Selection of Data Elements for Groundwater Investigations

    D5609 Guide for Defining Boundary Conditions in Groundwater Flow Modeling

    D5610 Guide for Defining Initial Conditions in Groundwater Flow Modeling

    D5717 Guide for Design of Ground-Water Monitoring Systems in Karst and Fractured-Rock Aquifers

    D5730 Guide for Site Characterization for Environmental Purposes With Emphasis on Soil, Rock, the Vadose Zone and Groundwater


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5979-96E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5979-96e1, Standard Guide for Conceptualization and Characterization of Ground-Water Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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