Natural Resources: Groundwater And Solute Transport

Groundwater and Solute Transport modeling is a sub discipline of environmental sciences with unique needs. Modeling has long utilized 3D simulations, but the ability to visualize and animate the results has lagged far behind the simulation technology. EVS-PROMVS, and EnterVol offer professional level presentation tools worthy of the current state-of-the-art in modeling.

Visualization of groundwater and solute transport modeling results can be performed with all versions of C Tech’s software except for EVS for ArcView. EVS-ProMVS, and EnterVol are particularly well suited for animation and visualization of earth science modeling results from third party modeling systems such as USGS MODFLOW, MT3D, GMS©, Groundwater Vistas© and Visual MODFLOW©. Both combine animation capabilities with a powerful suite of visualization tools in a fully customizable environment.

EVS provides high-level integration with Groundwater Vistas. In addition to model visualization, EVS creates complex gridded geologic models that can be easily exported to Vistas for model initialization. The figure below shows such a grid colored by layer thickness.

EVS provides high-level integration with Groundwater Vistas. In addition to model visualization, EVS creates complex gridded geologic models that can be easily exported to Vistas for model initialization. The figure below shows such a grid colored by layer thickness.

 

Calculate & display vector data as streamlines, streamribbons, scaled arrows or glyphs & more!

 

Streamlines of groundwater flow around a mining pit.

Streamlines of groundwater flow around a mining pit.

 

Visualization of the output from a Groundwater Vistas MODFLOW and MT3D99 simulation of a large industrial complex in the central valley area of California. This site, with highly channelized flow, clearly shows the path by which the groundwater contamination will eventually reach the municipal water wells.

 

This visualization was performed by C Tech under subcontract on a joint IT Group / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory project.

This visualization was performed by C Tech under subcontract on a joint IT Group / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory project.