Transport Modeling with MODFLOW & GMS


Application:Groundwater Transport Modeling
Method:Finite Difference
Model Type:3D
Developer:Chunmiao Zheng


Why MT3DMS with GMS?
GMS provides a custom interface to the MT3DMS model offering a simple way to set model parameters and a graphical user interface to run the model and visualize the results. Gather background data from a variety of sources from GIS to CAD and access online data from numerous databases of maps, images, and elevation data. GMS allows you to interact with models in true 3D taking advantage of optimized OpenGL graphics and to create photo-realistic renderings and animations for PowerPoint, print, and web presentations.

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MT3DMS Description:
MT3DMS is a modular three-dimensional transport model for the simulation of advection, dispersion, and chemical reactions of dissolved constituents in groundwater systems. MT3DMS uses a modular structure similar to the structure utilized by MODFLOW. MT3DMS is used in conjunction with MODFLOW in a two step flow and transport simulation. Heads and cell-by-cell flux terms are computed by MODFLOW during the flow simulation and are written to a specially formatted file. This file is then read by MT3DMS and utilized as the flow field for the transport portion of the simulation.

MT3DMS is a newer version of the MT3D model distributed with earlier versions of GMS. MT3DMS differs from MT3D in that it allows for multi-species transport, supports additional solvers, and allows for cell-by-cell input of all model parameters.