ModelMuse: Displaying Data in ModelMuse

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This video shows how to visualize spatial data in the USGS software ModelMuse by coloring cells or contouring the data.


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When you want to visualize your data, you can do it by coloring or contouring the grid with the data set in which you are interested.
If there are a lot of grid lines, the first thing you may want to do is hide them which do with the "Show or hide 2D grid lines" button 
Next, you can click and the "Data visualization" button and select the data set in which you are interested.
If you select the "Data|Show Grid Valuesand display the Grid Values dialog box, you can see the value of the cell underneath the cursor displayed in the Grid Values dialog box along with an explanation how value was assigned.
Sometimes the display can be improved by selecting a different color scheme
You can also contour your data.
First, I'll turn off coloring the data.
And then I will contour the same dataset.
There are a variety of options that can help you get a better display of your data.
One thing to do is to only show the values of cells that are active.
Here, I'm going to look at the hydraulic conductivity and change that so we only see the active cells.
Hydraulic conductivity can vary over a large range of values.
Sometimes coloring the grid with the logarithm of the hydraulic conductivity helps make the display easier to understand.
And again, sometimes changing the color scheme can help.
And the color adjustment can also be changed.
You may have to experiment with settings to get values that you like.
However, the data set values will only be calculated the first time you to display the data so if you change the settings for displaying the data, it shouldn't take too long to update the data
Another thing that can be helpful especially when displaying model results is to use the filtering capability.
For example, suppose I want to look at the flux through a series of wells defined in the Multinode Well package.
I select File|ImportIModel Results... and change the file type to binary flow file and select the .cbc file which stands cell-by-cell flow file and I will import the multinode flows for the last stress period.
You'll notice that when I move the cursor over the grid, that the value displayed on the status is zero for most cells but for a few cells it's a different value.
Now, that makes sense because most of the cells don't have multi-node wells in them. 
So let's only color the cells that do have a value for the multi-node wells.
Put in a zero for the values to ignore.
Now we see that some cells are colored but most cells are not.
Those are few of the options for displaying your data in ModelMuse.
I would like to thank Antoine Kocher and C. Justin Mayer for allowing me to display their models
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