Create Informative and Impressive 3D Images for your Groundwater Flow and
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displaying a concentration plume.
The source of the plume is located on the ground surface to the left of the model. Due to pumpage in the lower aquifer and recharge at the ground
surface, the concentration plume flows through the confining layer (not displayed) and reaches the lower aquifer.
The plume has been cut so that the concentration distribution is visible.
The software package 3D Master (GE) provides for three-dimensional visualization and animation of data
from groundwater flow and transport models. The current version of GE uses any native MODFLOW 88/96/2000 input files or models created by PMWIN. As GE interfaces with the model input and output
files directly, no third party software is necessary for the visualization. You can use GE with your favorite MODFLOW-GUI's, including Argus ONE, Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), Groundwater Vistas,
Processing MODFLOW, and others. GE will work with your models as long as your GUI saves your models using the original format of MODFLOW and creates a discretization file
documented in the U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-92 for MODFLOW-2000.
The 3D Master supports (but does not require) the following models:
- Processing MODFLOW version 5 and higher
- MODFLOW 88/96/2000 (public domain)
- MODPATH (public domain)
- MT3DMS (public domain)
- PHT3D (public domain, in preparation)
- RT3D (public domain)
- PMPATH for Windows (public domain)
GE is fully object-oriented; that is, the hydrogeologic structure and model data are represented by
individual visualization objects, and arbitrary numbers of visualization objects can be added in any order to the display. GE does not assume any size limitation of groundwater models and their result files. A
visualization object is an object such as isosurface or velocity vectors which are to be displayed on the screen. The available visualization objects are briefly described below.