Hydrostratigraphy and Aquifer Sedimentology with Practicals

A.Y. 2015/2016
9
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
1) Understanding heterogeneity of porous hydrostratigraphic systems at different scales, from the pore-granules system to the basin-fill.
2) Knowing how to characterize sedimentary heterogeneity moving through scale, dimensionality (1D to 4D) and hierarchy
3) Acting to elaborate, evaluate and run quantitative hydrostratigraphic and hydrogeological models.
Expected learning outcomes
1) basic and deep knowledge about the architecture of porous hydrostratigraphic systems and its impact on groundwater flow
2) application of geological, stratigraphic and sedimentological knowledge to hydrogeological modeling
3) elaboration of hydrostratigraphic cross-sections and 3-D models
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
modulo: Idrostratigrafia e Sedimentologia degli Acquiferi
Course syllabus
A) Knowledge and application of methods for aquifer characterization and hydrostratigraphic reconstruction at different scales (local-regional): 1) scale and typology of sedimentary heterogeneity, 2) petrophysical parameters relevant to the hydrogeological characterization, 3) methods for evaluation, measurement and estimate of distribution of porosity and permeability at different scales, 4) anisotropy of petrophysical properties of sedimentary aquifers, aquitards and aquicludes, 5) glacial, glacio-fluvial, alluvial and deltaic aquifer groups, 6) methods and techniques to establish a conceptual aquifer model, 7) estimate of uncertainty.
B) Knowledge and application of the basic methods and techniques of hydrostratigraphic correlation, applied to hydrogeology of porous media: 1) correlation techniques, 2) hierarchy and classification of stratigraphic units, 3) architectural elements, 4) hydrofacies, hydrostratigraphic unit (HU) and sequential HU, 5) identification and 3-D mapping of HU boundaries, 6) hydrostratigraphic conceptual model and recharge of aquifer units, 7) evaluation of uncertainty.
The Laboratory practical activity includes exercises on hydrostratigraphic reconstruction at different scales (local to regional, i.e. from hydrofacies associations to aquifer systems, complexes and groups) in different geological environments (glacial, alluvial fan, braided to meandering river settings).
modulo: Idrostratigrafia e Sedimentologia degli Acquiferi
GEO/02 - STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
unità didattica: Laboratorio di Idrostratigrafia e Sedimentologia degli Acquiferi
GEO/02 - STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY - University credits: 3
Practicals: 36 hours
Professor(s)