ZOOM in the literature

There are three basic sources of further information:

  1. Manuals
  2. BGS open file reports
  3. Papers in the open literature

PDFs of reports listed below are available on request. Please e-mail zoom@bgs.ac.uk

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1. Manuals

The current suite of models each have their own manual:

  • Groundwater flow model, ZOOMQ3D (Jackson and Spink, 2004)
  • Advective particle tracking model, ZOOPT (Jackson, 2004)
  • Distributed recharge model, ZOODRM (Mansour and Hughes, 2004)

Jackson C.R., 2004 User’s manual for the particle tracking model ZOOPT, British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/04/141N

Jackson C.R., Spink A.E.F., 2004 User’s manual for the groundwater flow model ZOOMQ3D, British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/04/140N

Mansour M.M., Hughes A.G., 2004 User’s manual for the recharge model ZOODRM, British Geological Survey Internal Report, CR/04/151N.

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2. BGS Open file reports

BGS now uses the ZOOM suite of models routinely on modelling projects. There is now a number of reports related to both ZOOM's development and use. Aside from the user's manuals, there are three reports related to the development of ZOOM:

  1. Jackson, C.R., 2001, The development and validation of the object-oriented quasi three-dimensional regional groundwater model ZOOMQ3D, British Geological Survey Internal Report IR/01/144.
  2. Jackson, C.R., 2002, Steady-state particle tracking in the object-oriented regional groundwater model ZOOMQ3D, British Geological Survey Comissioned Report CR/02/210N. Environment Agency Technical Report NC/01/38/2
  3. Jackson, C.R., 2002, The variation of hydraulic conductivity with depth in the object-oriented regional groundwater model ZOOMQ3D, British Geological Survey Comissioned Report CR/02/152N. Environment Agency Technical Report NC/01/38/1

Other open reports available related to the use of ZOOM include:

  1. The Dumfries Basin aquifer, British Geological Survey Research Report RR/06/02, 2006.

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3. Papers in the open literature

The ZOOM suite of models has been used on a number of studies in the UK (Jackson et al, 2005, Jackson et al, 2003, Stuart et al, 2006) and overseas (Hughes et al, 2008; Hughes et al, 2006).

Hughes A G, Mansour M M and Robins N S. 2008. Evaluation of distributed recharge in an upland semi-arid karst system: the West Bank Mountain Aquifer. Hydrogeology Journal, doi: 10.1007/s10040-008-0273-6

Hughes A.G., Mansour M.M., Robins N.S. and Peach D.W. 2006, Numerical Modelling of Run-Off Recharge in a Catchment in the West Bank, In Proceedings of MODFLOW and More 2006: Understanding through modeling, Golden, CO, May 21-24.

Jackson CR, Hughes AG, O’Dochartaigh BEO, Robins NS & Peach DW. (2005). Numerical testing of conceptual models of groundwater flow: a case study using the Dumfries Basin aquifer. Scottish Journal of Geology, 2005, 41(1), p51-60.

Jackson CR, Hughes AG, Mansour MM, Spink AEF, Bloomfield JP, Riches J & Jones MA. (2003). Numerical modelling of a multiple-well pumping test using a locally refined object-oriented regional groundwater model. In Proceedings of MODFLOW and More 2003: Understanding through modeling, Golden, CO, September 16-19, vol. 1, 2003, p. 383-387.

Stuart M E, Gooddy D C, Hughes A G and Jackson C R. 2006. A Field And Modelling Study To Determine Pesticide Occurrence In A Public Water Supply In Northern England, UK. Ground Water Monitoring Remediation Vol. 26 pt/no 4

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