Groundwater Contamination for Beginners | Groundwater Plume Simulation and Visualization
GroundwaterU Video Summary
This educational video is aimed at those unfamiliar with groundwater resources and groundwater contamination. The exclusion of audio is purposeful; the video guides the viewer during the groundwater contamination simulation and visualization of groundwater plumes.
- The animation illustrates several features and phenomena, including:
An unconfined aquifer and water table
- Drawdown, and how a cone of depression forms from groundwater pumping.
- Shallow groundwater being pumped by a private well.
- Liquid solvent (DNAPL) infiltrating into the ground and creating a groundwater plume and accumulating on top of a clay layer.
- Contamination of a municipal water supply and private well.
- Gasoline leaking from a damaged underground storage tank and floating on the water table because it is less dense than water (LNAPL).
- Vapor from the floating gasoline and contaminated groundwater entering the basements of homes.
- Groundwater plume discharge into a lake and impact to sediment quality.
The video also includes additional text that provides a more advanced description of various features and phenomena.
About this Video
Video Creator: Andrew J.B. Cohen
Recommended/Summary by: Andrew J.B. Cohen
Curated by GroundwaterU on: 12/15/2021
Video Language: English
Video Category: Science/Engineering
Multimedia Type: Animation/Simulation, Descriptive Text
Presentation Style: Other
Technical Level: Beginner