Features

Aquabase has numerous entry forms to populate the database with water-related data. User entry is checked against rules in the database itself in order to maintain a database with high integrity. The description of data properties is achieved with lookup codes, which are stored in a separate database and can be edited (not recommended).

Most entry forms have a “Basic Information” data section on top with a spreadsheet type grid underneath for the entry of one-to-many relationship data; e.g. many water levels or chemistry results for one site.

The entry forms, examples of which can be viewed here, include, but are not limited to:

General:

  • Basic Information

Groundwater:

  • Borehole logs: Aquifer, Geology and Penetration rate
  • Groundwater Properties: Temperature, Electrical Conductivity, Flow Velocity and User-defined Parameters
  • Discharge Rate
  • Water Level
  • Aquifer Testing: Pumping Tests, Testing Details

Chemistry:

  • Water Samples
  • Standard Parameters
  • User-Defined Parameters

Engineering:

  • Construction: Hole Finish
  • Hole Construction: Hole Diameter, Casings, Piezometers, Fill Material
  • Borehole Properties: Caliper, Dip
  • Installation (Pump and Reservoir)
  • Pump/Engine Details (incl. Riser details)
  • Maintenance

Down-The-Hole Geophysics:

  • Geo-electric Methods: Long-Normal, Short-Normal, Self Potential
  • Radioactive Methods: Gamma ray, Gamma-Gamma, Neutron-Gamma
  • Magnetic Susceptibility

Additional Information:

  • Instrumentation (e.g. loggers)
  • Name of Owner
  • Visits to site
  • References and Comments
  • Field Measurements

Site Management:

  • Site Status
  • Report documents (linked to sites)
  • Management Recommendations
  • Meter Readings
  • Other Identifiers and Group Memberships

Meteorology:

  • Hydrologic Parameters: Rainfall, Pan Evaporation, Humidity
  • Atmospheric Parameters: Temperature, Pressure, Solar Radiation, Wind Velocity and Direction

Surface Hydrology:

  • Stage Height
  • Stream Discharge and Flow Velocity

There are a number of charts, examples of which can be viewed here, to display the data in the database in graphic format. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Time-dependent charts (e.g. water levels, discharges, stage heights, rainfall, chemistry etc.)
  • Depth-dependent charts (e.g. down-the hole geophysics, electrical conductivity, temperature, pH etc.)
  • Lithology and hole construction, with depth dependent data option on separate chart
  • Lithological profile (boreholes along a line)
  • Chemistry charts (e.g. Piper, Schoeller, Durov, Stiff, pie etc.)

The data can also be extracted into a number of reports, examples of which can be viewed here, which can be saved to PDF, RTF, HTML and other formats for further processing or use in documents.