Title

Efficient Storage of Large MODFLOW Models

Keywords

MODFLOW, modeling

Abstract

We present a methodology for storing the bulkier portions of a set of MODFLOW input and output files in a compressed binary format using the HDF5 library. This approach results in compression ratios of up to 99% with no significant time penalty. The highly compressed format is particularly beneficial when dealing with large regional models or Monte Carlo simulations. The strategy is focused on the list‐ and array‐based portions of the input files including the cell property and recharge arrays, and is compatible with models containing parameters, including pilot points. The utilities are based on a modified version of the MODFLOW code and are, therefore, compatible with any standard MODFLOW simulation. We present used cases and instructions on how to use the utilities.

Original Publication Citation

Jones, N. L., Lemon, A. M. and Kennard, M. J. (2013), Efficient Storage of Large MODFLOW Models. Ground Water.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-04-18

Publisher

Groundwater

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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