Robert Fitzgerald, P.E.
Peter Riordan, P.E.
Brendan Harley, ScD, C.Eng
An integrated set of modeling codes is introduced which can support a variety of modeling approaches used to address coastal aquifer issues. This set of tools includes groundwater flow, solute transport, 2-phase sharp interface and coupled flow-transport modeling codes. All of the codes are fully 3-dimensional and linked by a common model database (input/output files), input command structure and graphical pre/post processor. The linkages between codes expedite application of multiple approaches to a problem and a logical sequencing of model development. Further, linkage of all codes to a dedicated graphical pre/post processor and related modeling and GIS tools such as GMS, ArcView GIS, Argus ONE, AutoCAD and EVS enhances modeling efficiency and graphical presentation.
Example applications of these codes are briefly presented which illustrate different approaches appropriate to addressing different coastal aquifer modeling issues. These include: