WhAEM

Wellhead Analytic Element Model

Wellhead Analytic Element Model (WhAEM) is a groundwater flow model specifically intended to capture well operation dynamics including identifying the well capture zone and flow duration times to the wellhead.

Developer
EPA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.epa.gov
Spatial Resolution
Model is compatible with GIS. Flow is modeled based on path lines extending from a well out to the aquifer boundary. The number of path lines defines the spatial resolution. (pg. 28 Users manual)
Temporal Resolution
Default temporal resolution is 1 year.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include flow characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
groundwater
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters are not explicitly captured, but climate effects could be incorporated through the input files.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jun-18
User Manual
go to documentation at www.epa.gov