3D Variable-density Groundwater Flow
Coupled with Multi-species Solute & Heat Transport
Application:Groundwater Transport Modeling
Developer:U.S. Geological Survey
Why SEAWAT with GMS?
GMS provides a custom interface to the SEAWAT 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.
SEAWAT is a three dimensional variable density groundwater flow and transport model developed by the USGS based on MODFLOW and MT3DMS. SEAWAT v4 is based on MODFLOW 2000 and MT3DMS 5.2. SEAWAT includes two additional packages: Variable-Density Flow (VDF) and Viscosity (VSC).
GMS supports SEAWAT as a pre- and post-processor. The interface to SEAWAT relies on the interface to MODFLOW and MT3DMS. The input data for SEAWAT is generated by GMS and saved to a set of files including a MODFLOW model, an MT3D model if transport is used, and a SEAWAT model pointing to the MODFLOW and MT3D model's package files. These files are then read by SEAWAT and executed. SEAWAT uses the MODFLOW and MT3D interfaces for boundary condition display and for post-processing.