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Our objective is to enhance global accessibility to advanced groundwater data analysis through a web browser. The service is meticulously crafted to democratise valuable scientific methods employed in groundwater research, ensuring that they are accessible to a broad audience without requiring programming skills. The applications within the platform encapsulate well-defined workflows tailored to meet the needs of groundwater practitioners.

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Barometric pressure effects on groundwater

We present BETCO-2, an upgraded version of the Barometric and Earth Tide Correction (BETCO) software. This program effectively removes fluctuations from well water level measurements caused by barometric pressure and Earth tides. Utilizing a regression deconvolution technique, BETCO-2 adjusts water-level measurements with precision using barometric data and/or theoretical Earth tides. As a result, this app provides a Barometric Response Function (BRF) which indicates if the aquifer in question is confined, semi-confined or unconfined.

Groundwater response to natural forces

Measurements of borehole water levels may encounter influences from various sources, including Earth tides, sea level fluctuations, and precipitation. A comprehensive algorithm has been developed to effectively mitigate the impact of multiple factors on well water levels. This algorithm, detailed in a study on sea levels in coastal groundwater systems, is known as MUFACO (MUlti-FActor COrrection). MUFACO offers flexibility in selecting and addressing different influencing factors through a multiple regression deconvolution process. Furthermore, MUFACO considers the time delay associated with each factor, yielding distinct response functions for individual influences. A long-known example is the Barometric Response Function (BRF), which provides insights into aquifer or aquitard characteristics by revealing the temporal dynamics of each contributing factor. MUFACO can provide response functions for any other factor.

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