Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWade, Christopher Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-22T08:00:11Z
dc.date.available2016-07-22T08:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-21en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:8568en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/71820
dc.description.abstractLand subsidence is the gradual settling or sudden sinking of the earth's surface. According to the United States Geological Survey more than 80% of identified subsidence in the United States is a result of groundwater removal. Due to the hydrologic structure and reliance on the Potomac Aquifer, the Southern Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia has suffered from land subsidence since the 1940s. In coastal regions, land subsidence can increase the risk of flooding. This paper presents a mathematical simulation that predicts land subsidence from groundwater pumping. This simulation is used to see how the location of groundwater pumping, as well as the amount of amount of groundwater pumped would differ from two different groundwater pumping policies. The first policy is aimed at limiting land subsidence in the region, while the second policy aims at limiting the damages from land subsidence. These two policies are used to show that a spatially heterogeneous groundwater pumping policy is necessary to minimize the damages from groundwater pumping when land subsidence is present.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsThis Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. Some uses of this Item may be deemed fair and permitted by law even without permission from the rights holder(s), or the rights holder(s) may have licensed the work for use under certain conditions. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights holder(s).en_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectSpatial Externalityen_US
dc.subjectLand Subsidenceen_US
dc.titleGroundwater Pumping Decisions and Land Subsidence in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentForest Resources and Environmental Conservationen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCobourn, Kelly M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHester, Erich T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAmacher, Gregory S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSullivan, Bradley J.en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record