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ModelMuse is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) models MODFLOW 6, MODFLOW–2005, MODFLOW-LGR, MODFLOW-LGR2, MODFLOW-NWT, MODFLOW-CFP, MODFLOW-OWHM, MODPATH, ZONEBUDGET, PHAST, SUTRA 2.2, SUTRA 3.0, MT3D-USGS, and WellFootprint and the non-USGS model MT3DMS. This software package provides a GUI for creating the flow and transport input file for PHAST and the input files for the other models. In ModelMuse, the spatial data for the model are independent of the grid, and the temporal data are independent of the stress periods. Being able to input these data independently allows the user to redefine the spatial and temporal discretization at will.
The current release is ModelMuse v.22.214.171.124.
ModelMuse for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
Users are encouraged to read the documents that are provided in the 'doc' directory of this software distribution, including the 'Release.chm' file. The recommended method of installing ModelMuse is with the installer. However, if there is difficulty in using the installer, ModelMuse can be installed by unzipping the zip file. The installer associates the extensions .gpt, .gpb and .mmZLib with ModelMuse. If the zip file is used instead of the installer, the user may wish to make those associations manually.
Version 2 Documentation: Winston, R.B., 2009, ModelMuse-A graphical user interface for MODFLOW-2005 and PHAST: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6-A29, 52 p.
Version 3 Documentation: Winston, R.B., 2014, Modifications made to ModelMuse to add support for the Saturated-Unsaturated Transport model (SUTRA): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. A49, 6 p.
Winston, R.B., and Goode, D.J., 2017, Visualization of groundwater withdrawals: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1137, 8 p.
Version 4 Documentation: Winston, R.B., 2019, ModelMuse version 4—A graphical user interface for MODFLOW 6: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5036, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195036
This USGS software has two types of citations associated with it.
In instances where an author is citing use of this software, it would be appropriate to cite both the report documenting the code and the specific software release version that was used.
Report Citations for ModelMuse
Report citations for ModelMuse are provided above in the Documentation for ModelMuse section.
Software/Code Citation for ModelMuse version 4.3
Winston, R.B., 2020, ModelMuse version 4.3: U.S. Geological Survey Software Release, 16 August 2020, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9XMX92F
Visit the MODFLOW and Related Programs page for a list of MODFLOW-related software.
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