Processing Modflow is a complex application, created with the purpose of simulating the flow of groundwater through aquifers and creating visual models. It is best suited for experts working for research institutions, consulting firms or in educational environments.
Given its purpose, it should be noted that this is not a novice-friendly piece of software, as it requires advanced technical knowledge to be used effectively. It offers a wide array of functions and includes numerous components, each designed to perform certain operations.
Supports multiple groundwater models
The application allows you to use models created with numerous versions of the MODFLOW three-dimensional finite-difference groundwater model, including MODFLOW-96, MODFLOW-2000, MODFLOW-2005 and MODFLOW-NWT.
These models are normally run as command-line applications, which is why a graphical user interface can be useful for inputting and processing data.
Numerous built-in components
Processing Modflow includes a wide array of simulation files and packages, designed to help you with various tasks. These include MT3DMS, SEAWAT, RT3D, PHT3D and PEST.
MT3DMS is a modular three-dimensional transport model that can be used to simulate advection, dispersion and chemical reactions.
RT3D is a transport model based on MT3DMS that can help you simulate various scenarios.
PEST is a package designed for parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis in computer models. It is linked with MODFLOW, enabling you to run model calibrations.
Designed with experts in mind, but offers comprehensive documentation
It goes without saying that Processing Modflow is not an application aimed at novices. It is best suited for research institutions, as specialized education is required to understand all its functions.
However, the application does include extensive documentation, offering thorough explanations for the various tasks that it can perform.
To conclude, Processing Modflow is a specialized tool that can be used by experts to create detailed models of groundwater flow, with the purpose of displaying available information in a more accessible form.
Easily visualize parameters
Import existing MODFLOW models
Graphical design tools
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS :
RAM: 4 GB or more.
HDD: Hard Disk 500 MB for the application and examples.
Graphics Adapter: supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher
Whats New :
Added the column-cross section tool for visualizing model cross section and/or to edit model data on column cross section view
Improved the pathline tool to highlight a pathline when mouse hovers over it.
Added functions to allow for on-map georeferencing of the model grid by dragging four grid corners.
Added a function to allow for using calculated hydraulic head as starting head.
Fixed a bug in the UZF package that caused the UZF flow terms in both standard and compact formats to the cell-by-cell flow file.
Fixed a bug in the pathline tool. The End Point of a pathline was deleted after removing the corresponding particle.
Fixed a bug in the row cross-section tool, where the model dry cells are not updated correctly after changing to another row.
Fixed a bug in the model data inspection tool for the Flow and Head Boundary Package. The bug prevented that package to perform inspection.
Fixed a bug in the SFR2 Package importing function. The bug occurred when a negative value is assigned to NSTRM of the input file to the SFR2 package.
Fixed a bug in MODFLOW model import function. A model may not be imported correctly, if its name file contains file type DATA that points to external data files and that such external files contain more than one data array.
Updated/added documents of tutorial 1 and tutorial 3.
Works on examples are in progress.