[R-pkgs] New R package kwb.hantush (0.2.1): calculation of groundwater mounding beneath an (stormwater) infiltration basin

Michael Rustler Michael.Rustler at kompetenz-wasser.de
Mon Jun 8 14:47:02 CEST 2015

Dear R users,

It is a pleasure for me to announce the availability of the new package kwb.hantush (0.2.1)  on CRAN. Its objective is the calculation of groundwater mounding beneath an (stormwater) infiltration basin by solving the Hantush (1967) equation. For checking the correct implementation of the algorithm the R modelling results were cross-checked against alternative models assessed in Carleton (2010) by using the same model parameterisation. 

[1] Carleton, G.B., 2010, Simulation of groundwater mounding beneath hypothetical stormwater infiltration basins: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5102, 64 p.; http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5102/ 

[2] Hantush, M.S. (1967): Growth and decay of groundwater-mounds in response to uniform percolation, Water Resources Research (March, 1967); http://doi.org/10.1029/WR003i001p00227 

How to get started ? 

* Firstly install the package from CRAN by using:  install.packages("kwb.hantush")

* Secondly visit http://kwb-r.github.io/kwb.hantush  for doing a short tutorial, which answers the following questions: 
	- How do I perform model runs ?

	- How accurate is the solution of the Hantush equation implemented in R compared to the a reference model 
	  (e.g. U.S. Geological Survey EXCEL spreadsheet solution, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5102/support/Hantush_USGS_SIR_2010-5102-1110.xlsm) ?

I hope it proves to be useful and community feedback is therefore very welcome!

Best Regards, 
Michael Rustler

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