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Webinar: Simulation of Solute and Heat Transport with USG-Transport; and Other General Transport Simulation Fundamentals

The USG-Transport software, available as an open-source public domain simulator from the GSI website, includes advances made to the MODFLOW-USG code initially released by the USGS in 2013. The recent release of MODFLOW 6 (version 6.2.0 released in October 2020) also includes unstructured grid and solute transport capabilities with inclusion of density dependent flow effects. Use of these simulators may be easy given available tools and GUIs that support such modeling efforts. However, proper application of these transport models for evaluating solute and/or heat migration in the subsurface further requires an understanding of the transport processes/mechanisms and the specific numerical approaches used to solve the transport equations.

This webinar presents an overview of transport solution capabilities and approaches in USG-Transport. The capabilities and approaches currently released in MODFLOW 6 Version 6.2.0 are similar. Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Quick summary of MODFLOW-USG processes, capabilities, features and functionality
  • USG-Transport Simulation Package
    • Simulated processes, capabilities, features and functionality
    • Considerations for environmental transport applications
  • Transport Model Parameterization and Demonstrative Examples
  • Accuracy, Error Trapping, Overcoming Issues
  • Availability and Support

This 2.5-hour webinar will be presented by Dr. Sorab Panday from GSI Environmental Inc. who is the lead author of MODFLOW-USG/USG-Transport and is involved in the development of MODFLOW 6. Dr. Panday has conducted research and development in state-of-the art methods for solving complex flow and transport problems, has published in reputed journals, and has conducted seminars and workshops on groundwater modeling for students and industry professionals. He has decades of experience in consulting for environmental flow and transport of solutes/heat and has developed and applied models for a variety of industries and applications.

The webinar is appropriate for you if you develop or use models for environmental decision making. Even though some material may be “in the weeds” to provide details to users with various levels of experience, it is important that those using modeling results for decision making, understand the challenges of modeling solute or heat transport in environmental systems.   

Date and Time. Two webinars on the topic are planned to accommodate different time zones:

  • 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 17, 2021 (Sydney, Australia time: 1:00 p.m. on November 18, 2021).
  • 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2021.

Cost. Cost for the Webinar is $245 USD per person. Please register all participants if you have multiple attendees that are conferencing from your office.

Register. Please click here to register. Login details for the webinar will be emailed to you once you have registered.