New graphical user interface for MODFLOW and PHAST from the USGS
- The USGS has released a new, free, graphical user interface for MODFLOW and PHAST.
ModelMuse is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) models MODFLOW–2005 and PHAST. This software package provides a GUI for
creating the flow and transport input file for PHAST and the input files for
MODFLOW–2005. In ModelMuse, the spatial data for the model is independent of
the grid, and the temporal data is independent of the stress periods. Being
able to input these data independently allows the user to redefine the spatial
and temporal discretization at will. This report describes the basic concepts
required to work with ModelMuse. These basic concepts include the model grid,
data sets, formulas, objects, the method used to assign values to data sets,
and model features.
The ModelMuse main window has a top, front, and side view of the model that can
be used for editing the model, and a 3–D view of the model that can be used to
display properties of the model. ModelMuse has tools to generate and edit the
model grid. It also has a variety of interpolation methods and geographic
functions that can be used to help define the spatial variability of the model.
ModelMuse can be used to execute both MODFLOW–2005 and PHAST and can also
display the results of MODFLOW–2005 models. An example of using ModelMuse with
MODFLOW–2005 is included in this report. Several additional examples are
described in the help system for ModelMuse, which can be accessed from the Help