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Dr. John M. Shafer

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ESRI-SC has significant capabilities and experience for conducting both basic and applied research in groundwater hydrology and modeling. Our integrated approach to groundwater studies combines geology, hydrology, and geochemistry with advanced computer applications for the characterization of groundwater systems and prediction of flow and solute transport. ESRI-USC has know-how in groundwater hydrology, flow and transport computer code development and modeling, geostatistics, aquifer test analysis, and advanced site characterization.

ESRI-SC maintains electronic data loggers and pressure transducers for long-term monitoring and hydrogeologic characterization via aquifer tests and single borehole tests.

ESRI-SC has perfected a field technique to conduct slug tests in cased wells and temporary packer assemblies via casing air pressurization that provide high quality data with no investigation derived waste. 

Computer modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport also is a significant part of our environmental research capability.  ESRI-SC maintains a wide array of hardware and software dedicated to modeling.  In addition to modeling applications we are conducting research on advanced techniques of coupled simulation and optimization for managing groundwater systems for either water supply or environmental restoration.  ESRI-SC capability includes both analytical and numerical modeling using recognized computer codes such as the US Geological Survey code MODFLOW along with pre- and post-processing software.  We also have experience in the application of geostatistical techniques to the evaluation of heterogeneity and spatial variability of flow and transport phenomena. Finally, ESRI-SC can evaluate and present the results of field and modeling studies via sophisticated 3D visualization software.

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