Temperature Analyses in Hydrology

  • Lev EppelbaumEmail author
  • Izzy Kutasov
  • Arkady Pilchin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS)


Groundwater is one of the most valuable and widely available natural resources, because it is present practically everywhere. Groundwater is also an essential component of the water cycle and underground hydrological systems. Groundwater plays an extremely important role in the supply of drinking water, water for agriculture, water for industry, etc. In this Chapter are analyzed: effect of vertical and horizontal water movements on temperature profiles, application of Horner method, determination of the formation temperature, permeability and skin-factor, temperature profiles in water injection and production wells, monitoring water reserves, and some other problems.


Groundwater Recharge Groundwater Discharge Unconfined Aquifer Discharge Area Artificial Recharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysics, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.BYG Consulting Co.BostonUSA
  3. 3.Universal Geoscience and Environment Consulting CompanyWillowdaleCanada

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