Comment on "Depth-discrete specific storage in fractured sedimentary rock using steady-state and transient single-hole hydraulic tests"


JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, vol.546, pp.14-15, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 546
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.056
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-15


Quinn et al. (2016) presented a method to estimate storativity (5) of fractured sedimentary rock from straddle packer tests after transmissivity (T) of aquifer was determined from low-flow constant-head (CH) step tests. Constant-rate pumping tests were carried out to determine S by using the Cooper and Jacob (1946) approximation. Estimating the aquifer parameters depends on a matching of observation data to theoretical response which is mathematically obtained from a physical model. The results of both constant rate injection and withdrawal tests in the borehole C6zone17 cannot show this simulation. This comment proposes a reasonable procedure to estimate storativity. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.