AnAqSim Instructional Series: Exercise Set 11

Model Calibration

Calibration of a groundwater flow model - - adjusting model parameters to achieve an acceptable match to measured field conditions - - is often an important step in a model application. AnAqSim facilitates model calibration via a set of built-in tools that allow the analyst to enter the location and head value for site observation points’ run the simulation; and then calculate, plot, and write out the calibration residuals (model head at each observation point minus measured head).

Topics covered in the Set 11 Exercise Package include:

  • Introduction to concepts and terminology of groundwater flow model calibration
  • Description of AnAqSim calibration setup methods and inputs
  • Discussion of calibration residual charting, mapping, and output
  • Hands-on exercise that demonstrates the AnAqSim calibration process and results

The Set 11 Exercise Package contains instructional lessons, any necessary modeling input files, basemaps, etc; and a set of step-by-step completed AnAqSim files that you can load at any point if you want to check one of the exercise steps – everything you need to continue learning groundwater modeling using AnAqSim!

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It's time to take the next step to becoming a superior groundwater modeler – with our flexAEM AnAqSim Instructional Series Set 11 Exercise Package!

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