Groundwater Structure and Dynamics



A major research area at this department involves modeling groundwater flow dynamics under varying stresses, to forecast the response of the groundwater system to plausible future input and output scenarios driven by changes in the water cycle. A project jointly funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and NERC UK is investigating the parts of NW Indian in the Ghaggar plains for buried channels as the potential groundwater aquifers in this region. A multi-disciplinary effort involves the use of remote sensing, electrical resistivity and drilling/coring to map and characterize the aquifers. Stratigraphic and groundwater modelling efforts are focused at establishing the aquifer geometry and flow characteristics. Dynamics of groundwater flow is being worked out through isotopic analysis and dating of groundwater.


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