MT3DMS Conceptual Model Approach Workflow

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To build an MT3DMS model in GMS, use the following steps:

1. Start with a completed MODFLOW Project.
  1. Open a completed MODFLOW project created using either the grid approach or conceptual model approach.
2. Run MODFLOW.
  1. Save Save Macro.svg the project.
  2. Run MODFLOW Run MODFLOW Macro.svg.
3. Create a new MT3DMS simulation.
  1. Select the MT3DMS | New Simulation menu command.
4. Setup the MT3DMS simulation.
1. Open the basic transport package for MT3DMS.
  1. Select the MT3DMS | Basic Transport Package menu command if the dialog does not appear when creating the simulation.
  2. In the Basic Transport Package dialog, select the MT3DMS option if this has not already been selected.
2. Define Species.
  1. In the Basic Transport Package dialog, select the Species button.
  2. Define the number and name of each species in the ''Define Species dialog.
3. Set stress periods for MT3DMS.
  1. In the Basic Transport Package dialog, select the Stress Period button.
  2. Assign stress period parameters in the Stress Periods dialog.
4. Setup output control.
  1. In the Basic Transport Package dialog, select the Output Control button.
  2. Select output options in the Output Control dialog.
5. Select MT3DMS packages.
  1. In the Basic Transport Package dialog, select the Packages button.
  2. Select packages in the MTD3DMS/RT3D Packages dialog.
5. Assign aquifer properties.
1. Create conceptual model if not already in the project.
1. Create new conceptual model.
  1. Use the New Conceptual Model right-click command in the Project Explorer.
  2. Use the Conceptual Model Properties dialog to create a new conceptual model.
2. Add coverages.
1. Create new coverage from scratch.
  1. Use the New Coverage right-click command.
  2. Use the Coverage Setup dialog to create a new coverage by selecting the desired coverage properties and naming the coverage.
2. Create new coverage from an existing coverage.
  1. Use the Duplicate command on an existing coverage. This will copy any feature objects on the coverage.
  2. Use the Rename command to give the coverage a new name.
  3. Change the coverage setup.
2. Turn on transport and assign species for the conceptual model.
  1. Right-click on the conceptual model and select Properties.
  2. In the Conceptual Model Properties dialog, select '"Transport ad set "MT3DMS/MT3D-USG" as the '"Transport model.
  3. In the Conceptual Model Properties dialog, select the Species button.
  4. Define the number and name of each species in the ''Define Species dialog.
3. Assign parameters to feature objects.
  1. Using the Select Polygon GMS Select Polygon Tool.svg, double-click on a feature object polygon.
  2. Assign aquifer properties in the Attribute Table dialog.
4. Map to MT3DMS.
  1. Select the conceptual model Conceptual Model Icon.svg.
  2. Select Feature Objects | Map → MT3DMS.
  3. Select the appropriate options in the Map → Model dialog.
6. Set package definitions.
1. Define advection parameters.
  1. Select the MT3DMS | Advection Package menu command.
  2. Set advection parameters in the Advection Package dialog.
2. Define dispersion parameters.
  1. Select the MT3DMS | Dispersion Package menu command.
  2. Set dispersion parameters in the Dispersion Package dialog.
3. Enter data for source/sink mixing.
  1. Using the cell selection tools, select boundary grid cells.
  2. Select the MT3DMS | Point Source/Sinks menu command.
  3. Set source/sink mixing in the MODFLOW/RT3D Sources/Sinks dialog.
4. Enter transport observation parameters.
  1. Select the MT3DMS | Transport Observation Package menu command.
  2. Enter mass flux parameters in the Transport Observation Package dialog.
7. Run MT3DMS.
  1. Save Save Macro.svg the project.
  2. Run MT3DMS Run MT3DMS Macro.svg.
8. Visualize the solution.
1. Change display options.
1. Set display options.
  1. Open the Display Options Display Options Macro.svg dialog.
  2. Set the general display options.
  3. Set general lighting options.
  4. Set display options for each module that is being used.
  5. Set contour options.
  6. Set vector options.
2. View display.
  1. Use the Rotate Rotate Tool.svg, Pan Pan Tool.svg, and Zoom Zoom Tool Icon.svg tools.
  2. Use the View menu commands found in the Display menu.
  3. Use the Frame Frame Macro.svg command to center and resize the display as needed.
3. Adjust display.
Display may need to be adjusted during the remainder of the project.
  1. Use the Display Options dialog and viewing tools as needed.
  2. Use the Frame Frame Macro.svg command to center and resize the display as needed.
2. Change contour options.
  1. Turn on Contours in the Display Options dialog and set contour options. The "Color Fill" option is recommended for this.
  2. Look for inconsistent points (points with values much higher/lower than their neighbors or regions where no data points exist).
  3. Verify that the region being modeled is covered by the elevation/depth data and there are no holes.
3. Create a plot.
1. Start the plot wizard.
  1. Select the Display | Plot Wizard menu command.
2. Select available plot type.
1. Computed vs. Observed Data plots.
1. Computed vs. Observed Data.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Computed vs. Observed Data" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
2. Computed vs. Observed Data (Weighted).
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Computed vs. Observed Data (Weighted)" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
2. Residual vs. Observed Data plots.
1. Residual vs. Observed Data.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Residual vs. Observed" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
2. Residual vs. Observed Data (Weighted).
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Residual vs. Observed (Weighted)" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
3. Parameter Sensitivity plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Parameter Sensitivity" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
4. Error vs. Simulation plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Error vs. Simulation" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
5. Error vs. Time Step plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Error vs. Time Step" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
6. Error Summary plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Error Summary" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
7. Time Series plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Time Series" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
8. Active Dataset Time Series plot.
  1. Select a dataset in Project Explorer.
  2. Select cells in the project.
  3. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  4. Select the "Active Dataset Time Series" option on the left and click Next.
  5. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  6. Review plot window.
9. S/S Flow vs. Time plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "S/S Flow vs. Time" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
10. Flow Budget vs. Time plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Flow Budget vs. Time" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
11. Gage Package Value vs. Time plot.
  1. Select Display | Plot Wizard to start the Plot Wizard.
  2. Select the "Gage Package Value vs. Time" option on the left and click Next.
  3. Specify plot options in step 2 of the Plot Wizard then click Finish.
  4. Review plot window.
4. Create an animation.
  1. Select a solution dataset and use the Display | Animate menu command.
  2. Use the Animation Wizard to specify the animation parameters.
  3. Save and view the animation file.
5. Review the zone and flow budgets.
  1. Select MODFLOW | Flow Budget....
  2. Review the flow data on the Cells and Zones tabs in the Flow Budget dialog.
  3. Generate water budget data on the USGS ZONEBUDGET tab.