Groundwater Modeling Links - Sites with source code or working software
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These are the most extensive sites.
- USGS Ground-Water Software
- Waterways Experiment Station (US Army Corps of Engineers)
- USSL Models
- USGS Water Resources Applications Software via the USGS Water Resources page. Too many programs to list.
- Ground-Water and Vadose Zone Models/Manuals at Center for Subsurface Modeling Support at Kerr Lab. 13 different programs are available from this site including MT3D and BIOPLUME II.
- Models at Databases and Software at Environmental Protection Agency WWW Server.
More sites with "downloadable" software
- University of the Free State New
- PEST - Parameter estimation software.
- FLOWTHRU displays groundwater flow patterns in an aquifer near a surface water body. Although written with shallow lakes in mind, the program also applies to wetlands, rivers, streams, canals and channels. The primary uses of FLOWTHRU are (i) for determining the depths of groundwater capture zones near shallow water bodies (analogous to the problem of wellhead protection), and (ii) as an educational tool, to allow users to visualise flow patterns near surface water bodies.
- MODOFC is computer software for optimal groundwater management.
MODOFC integrates optimization algorithms with MODFLOW.
- Processing MODFLOW for Windows 4.1 In my personal opinion, there is no better free MODFLOW preprocessor available at present (09 Nov 99)
- Dams4W - 2D Seepage Analysis
- "This package contains three Windows programs: SefCut, SefDam and SefWeir. They enable the user to modify the parameters in standard seepage flow problems, and calculate the two-dimensional flow nets." See also: http://www.uwe.ac.uk/geocal/.
- Lake Package for MODFLOW.
- Reaction-Transport Modeling In Ground-Water Systems, PHREEQC, PhreeqcI, PHRQCGRF, NETPATH, PHRQPITZ
- SoilVision Systems Ltd.
- Terzaghi consolidation
- Large-strain consolidation
- CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT
- Nonlinear advection-dispersion-retardation
- UCODE: A COMPUTER CODE FOR UNIVERSAL INVERSE MODELING
- MT3DMS HOME PAGE (See also MT3D RESOURCES.)
- Natural Attenuation Tools: Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Bioredox: An innovative three-dimensional multi-species fate and transport model that was developed to predict the performance of intrinsic or accelerated bioremediation remedies for petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. BioRedox was developed from the MT3D (version DoD_1.5) fate and transport model and works in conjunction with MODFLOW.
SEQUENCE: A unique visualization tool that may be used to clearly demonstrate lines of evidence supporting natural attenuation of petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. SEQUENCE is ideal for evaluating geochemical indicators of biological degradation and trends in concentrations of organic pollutants.
- NEA Data Bank Program Abstract: ESTS0219: TOUGH2, T2VOC. (Password required)
- "Disperse is an easy to use program which predicts the size and duration of an MTBE or TBA plume using a classic Advection/Dispersion equation."
- Pollution Research Group's MINTEQA2 Home Page. MINTEQA2 can be used to calculate the equilibrium composition of dilute aqueous systems in the aqueous, solid, adsorbed and
- ANTS Project. "The goals of this project are to develop an ANalytical
contaminant Transport Solution library with some model
selection guidances, ANTS. Ideally, a guidance will guide a
user to select the most appropriate analytical contaminant
transport model to predict the outcome of a contaminant
- RT3D (version 2.5) is now available at a
Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory web site.
A draft version of RT3D reference/ tutorial guide (in ADOBE PDF
format) is also available at the web site. RT3D is a multi-species
transport model developed from DoD_1.5 (1997) version of the public
domain code MT3D. RT3D can be used for modeling any type of
subsurface reactions including biological reactions.
- You can download a working demo of Micro-Fem. Micro-Fem is a set of several programs which takes you through the whole process of groundwater modeling, from the generation of a mesh through the stages of preprocessing, calculation, postprocessing, graphical interpretation and plotting.
version of Micro-Fem has become available that can handle one and
two-aquifer systems with up to 2500 nodes per layer. All other features of
the professional version are retained.
The new zip-file, MICRO-FEM 3.1 LT (light version) comprises all Micro-Fem
programs, including FemPath (particle tracking) and FemInvs (inverse modeling).
- BUGS SCRATCHPAD,
a computer program designed to model many of the subsurface processes in
a two-dimensional saturated aquifer, including: advection and dispersion,
sorption and desorption, biotic and abiotic chemical reactions and equilibrium
- Wen-Hsing Chiang has source code for MODFLOW and a functional demo of Processing MODFLOW for Windows. There is also a free beta version of the 2D-FD flow and transport model
Aquifer Simulation Model for Windows (ASMWIN) and a program BIN2ASC.EXE for converting the unformatted files MODFLOW output files to
- Stream v2.0 is a Fortran source code for mapping dividing stream surfaces in 3D steady velocity fields.
- Environmental/Hydrologic/Hydraulic/Water Resources computer models mirrored in the Civil &
Environmental Engineering Department, ODU.
- A few of the programs from International Association for Mathematical Geology may be hydrology related.
- VENT2D is a model that simulates soil vapor extraction (SVE) at sites contaminated with nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPL).
- Software at Research Center for Groundwater Remediation Design includes
There are also descriptions of other software available with RCGRD short courses.
- MODOFC: computer software for optimal groundwater management
- NAPL Simulator: simulation of soil contamination by Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL)
- Hydrogeology Group at University of Alabama
- Companion software for "Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling"; ZBFLOW (a special educational version of MODFLOW), ZBPATH (a special educational version of PATH3D), ZBTRAN (a special educational version of MT3D), ZBIME (a special educational version of ModIME), ATrans, INTERP, PM,
- A special version of MT3D for Cray supercomputers (SuperMT)
Chunmiao Zheng has made available version 1.5 of MT3D and a version of MODFLOW with a link that links to it.
- Argus Numerical Environments Pre- and postprocessors for a variety of groundwater models. If you already have Argus Numerical Environments, you can download additional templates from their Export page. You can also download an evaluation version of Argus Numerical Environments. On Dec. 10, 1996, Argus offered a free upgrade to the new version 3 to licensed users of previous versions. There are free plug-ins for a variety of models including MODFLOW and MT3D.
- Source code from the books
"Mathematical Modeling of Groundwater Pollution", and "Inverse Problems in Ground Water Modeling" by Ne-Zheng Sun.
- Engineering Computer Graphics Laboratory. Demos of GMS, WMS, FastTABS, FastSeep, SMS, Cquel. Compiled versions of MODFLOW and MT3D are available on the page with the GMS demo. I have not tested these. It is possible that they will work only with GMS.
- MODFLOWARC source code and summary of documentation. Links MODFLOW with Arc/Info - a geographic information system.
- PEST: Parameter Estimation with any model PEST Lite is free. It can calibrate models with up to four unknown parameters. A proprietary version can calibrate an unlimited number of unknown parameters. There are utilities to link PEST with MODFLOW and MT3D.
- From John Tauxe you can get ShowFlow. ShowFlow is a Windows-based graphical front-end for a groundwater contaminant transport model called SSGPLUME, which calculates dispersion of a steady-state gaussian source plume in a saturated porous medium.
- Hydrology directory at The Computer Oriented Geological Society (All of these programs dates from 1991 or earlier.)
- UNCERT Public domain Geostatistical analysis and Graphical User Interface for MODFLOW and MT3D on Unix systems.
- Register of ecological models. A significant number of surface and groundwater models are included along with a large number of strictly ecological models. Most of the models can not be downloaded from this site although you may find the address to which you can write for a program here. You can search their programs by name, medium, or subject
- VARIOWIN: Windows™ Software for Exploratory Variography & Variogram Modeling in 2D. Other geostatistical programs can also be downloaded. (Strictly speaking this is not a hydrology program but it may be of interest.)
- Numerical Software Development
Describes a project to create "user-friendly and efficient numerical software". Some codes can be downloaded. They are not specifically groundwater related but they may be of interest to developers of groundwater modeling programs.
The following sites have source code or executables but it may be impossible to connect to these sites using Netscape or Mosaic. Instead you may have to use an ftp program such as WS_FTP to link to them. Some contain files that are compressed as TAR.Z or TAR.GZ files. They can be decompressed with WinZip. I recieved a message from R. Steven Regan at the USGS stating that these sites would be discontinued or restricted to internal USGS use. The files in these sites are experimental versions that have not been approved by the USGS.
- ftp://mprcamnl.wr.usgs.gov/pub. SHARP quasi-3D model, MOC, SUTRA, SUTRAPLOT, ARCVIEW, DAYFLOW, BIOMOC, and Source code and examples for the BCF3 package of MODFLOW.
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/epweeks Several special purpose programs
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/mchill Modflowp - a newer version than the one I compiled
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/kgstolle/minteq3.0 minteq3.0 source code. An executable version is available at CEAM software
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/klkipp hst3d
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/rwhealy vs2dt - It is not immediately obvious whether this version is the same or different from the one I compiled.
- ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/dlpark/geochem Unix and PC executables of Balninpt, Netpath, Phreeqe, Phrqpitz, and Wateq4f
- ftp://srv2rvares.er.usgs.gov/pub/moc.v32.dir/ MOC - A newer version than the one I compiled.
- ftp://hassrvares.er.usgs.gov/pub/GW. This site contains MRI, a Modflow and Modpath preprocessor for Unix. Unfortunately, this site can only be accessed by the USGS.
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Richard B. Winston,
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