The synergistic powers of AEM and GIS geodatabase models in water resources studies

David R. Steward, Eric A. Bernard

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Abstract

Comprehensive studies of water resources systems require integration of modeling tools and data associated with individual processes. An object-oriented approach is presented here that associates ground water models based upon the analytic element method (AEM) with geographic information system (GIS) geodatabase features using an AEM Model Interface. Each aquifer object contains a prescribed geometry, a mathematical representation in the AEM, and GIS hydrogeologic data. The synergistic understanding inherent in such an approach is illustrated by a study linking local AEM model predictions of water elevation with ground water geodatabase objects. This AEM Model Interface provides a key component in establishing a common object-oriented geodatabase modeling approach linking ground water to a variety of natural and social processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalGround Water
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

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