Title: US Geological Survey: Guidelines for Evaluating Ground-Water Flow Models 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: USA 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Reilly, T.E., Harbaugh, A.W. (2004): Guidelines for Evaluating Ground-Water Flow Models. Scientific Investigation Report.Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5038—Version 1.01. U.S. Geological Survey, 
Author 1/Producer: Reilly, T.E., Harbaugh, A.W. 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5038/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
 
Short description: Ground-water flow modeling is an important tool frequently used in studies of ground-water systems. Reviewers and users of these studies have a need to evaluate the accuracy or reasonableness of the ground-water flow model. This report provides some guidelines and discussion on how to evaluate complex ground-water flow models used in the investigation of ground-water systems. A consistent thread throughout these guidelines is that the objectives of the study must be specified to allow the adequacy of the model to be evaluated. 
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