Richard B Winston, Ph.D.

I develop and document new software utilities to facilitate simulation of groundwater systems, using a variety of documented models, and provide support for users inside and outside the USGS. The programs I have written or helped write include

ModelMuse,

ListingAnalyst,

MODFLOW GUI,

SutraGUI,

GW_Chart, and

Model Viewer.

I also maintain an Online Guide to MODFLOW.

Biography

I develop and document new software utilities to facilitate simulation of groundwater systems, using a variety of documented models, and provide support for users inside and outside the USGS. The programs I have written or helped write include

  • ModelMuse,
  • ListingAnalyst,
  • MODFLOW GUI,
  • SutraGUI,
  • GW_Chart, and
  • Model Viewer.

I also maintain an Online Guide to MODFLOW (http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/gwsoftware/modflow2000/MFDOC/)

 

University of Maryland, Geology (hydrogeology),1991-1994, Ph.D.,1994

University of Illinois, Geology (paleobotany),1982-1986, Ph.D.,1986

University of Illinois, Botany,1980-1982, M.S.,1982

West Virginia University, Geology,1976-1980, B.S.,1980

West Virginia University, Biology,1976-1980, A.B.,1980

 

I develop and document new software utilities to facilitate simulation of groundwater systems, using a variety of documented models, and provide support for users inside and outside the USGS.

 

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

         DATES  From:  1997                     To: 1998

Consultant to Argus Interware

I created plug-ins for the Argus ONE software to support MT3DMS and HST3D. I also provided customer support.

 

         DATES  From:  1994                     To: 1997

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University

I taught classes in Hydrogeology and Historical Geology and conducted hydrologic research.

     

   DATES  From:  1987                     To: 1991

Geologist, Alabama Geological Survey

I conducted research in coal geology, especially with respect to coal-bed methane. I also did research on paleobotany.

 

Publications

Winston, R.B., 2015, ModelMuse as a Graphical User Interface for SUTRA in Maxwell, R., Hill, M., Zheng, C., and Tonkin, M. Editors, MODFLOW and More 2015: Modeling a Complex World, Proceedings: Golden Colorado, p. 330-333. [Link]

Winston, R.B., and Ayotte, J.D., 2015, Simulations of a novel well design for reducing the risk of arsenic contamination (abstract). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD, November 1-4, 2015. [Link]

Winston, R. B., and Paulinski, Scott. 2014. ListingAnalyst: A Program for Analyzing the Main Output File from MODFLOW. Ground Water. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12054. [Link]

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., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm6a49. [Link]

Winston, R. B. , 2011. ModelMuse: A Public-Domain Graphical User Interface for MODFLOW and PHAST in conference proceedings for MODFLOW and More 2011”, Golden Colorado. 5 p.

Glynn P.D., L. Jacobsen, G. Phelps, G. Bawden, V. Grauch, R. Orndorff, R. Winston, M. Fienen, V. Cross and J. Bratton, 2011, 3D/4D Modeling, Visualization and Information Frameworks: Current US Geological Survey Practice and Needs, p 33-38, in Russell, H.A.J., Berg, R.C., and Thorleifson, L.H. (compilers): Three-Dimensional Geological Mapping; Workshop Extended Abstracts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 8 2011, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6998, 80 p. doi:10.4095/289609.[Link]

Winston, Richard B., 2009. ModelMuse - A Graphical User Interface for MODFLOW-2005 and PHAST. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6-A29, vii, 52 p. [Link]

Winston, Richard B.; Shapiro, Allen M., 2007. BAT3 Analyzer: Real-Time Data Display and Interpretation Software for the Multifunction Bedrock-Aquifer Transportable Testing Tool (BAT3). Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2007-1105, v, 65 p.[Link]

Winston, Richard B., 2006. GoPhast: a graphical user interface for PHAST. Techniques and Methods 6-A20, 98 p. [Link]

Winston, R. B. and Voss, C.I., 2004, SutraGUI: A Graphical User Interface for SUTRA, A Model for Ground-Water Flow with Solute or Energy Transport: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-285, 114 p. [Link]

Hsieh, Paul A.; Winston, Richard B., 2002. User's guide to Model Viewer, a program for three-dimensional visualization of ground-water model results. Open-File Report 2002-106, 23 p. [Link]

Winston, R. B., 2001. Programs for simplifying the analysis of geographic information in U. S. Geological Survey ground-water models. Open-File Report 2001-392, 67 p.

Winston, Richard B., 2000. Graphical user interface for MODFLOW, Version 4. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Open-File Report 2000-315, 27 p. ;28 cm.

Winston, R. B., 1999. Upgrade to MODFLOW-GUI; addition of MODPATH, ZONEBDGT, and additional MODFLOW packages to the U.S. Geological Survey MODFLOW-96 Graphical-User Interface. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Open-File Report 99-184, vi, 72 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.

Winston, R.B., 1997. Problems Associated with Reliably Designing Groundwater-Dominated Constructed Wetlands. Wetland Journal. 9(1): 21-25.

Winston, R.B., 1996. Design of an Urban, Groundwater-Dominated, Wetland. Wetlands, 16(4); 524-531.

Winston, R.B., 1994. Models of the geomorphology, hydrology, and development of domed peat bodies. Geological Society of America Bulletin 106:1594-1604.

Winston, R.B., 1993. Reassessment of the evidence for primary fusinite and degradofusinite, Organic Geochemistry, v. 20: 209-221.

Winston, R.B., 1991. Preliminary report on coal quality trends in Upper Pottsville formations coal groups and their relationships to coal resource development, coalbed methane occurrence, and geologic history in the Warrior coal basin, Alabama. Alabama Geological Survey, Circular 152, 53 p.

Winston, R.B., 1991. Coal quality of the Mary Lee coal group and its relationship to coal resource development, coalbed methane, and geologic history in the Warrior coal field, Alabama, in Peters, D.C., (editor) Geology in Coal Resource Utilization. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, TechBooks, Fairfax, Va. p. 369-388.

Winston, R.B., 1991. A structurally preserved, Lower Pennsylvanian flora from the New Castle coal bed of Alabama. Alabama Geological Survey, Circular 157, 21 p.

Winston, R.B., 1990. Vitrinite reflectance of Alabama's bituminous coal. Alabama Geological Survey, Circular 139, 54 p.

Pashin, J.C., Ward, W.E., II, Winston, R.B., Chandler, R.V., Bolin, D.E., Hamilton, R.P., and Mink, R.M., 1990. Geologic Evaluation of Critical Production Parameters for Coalbed Methane Resources, Part II, Black Warrior basin, Annual report. Geological Survey of Alabama, Gas Research Institute Contract No. 5087-214-1594. 177 p.

Winston, R.B., 1990. Implications of paleobotany of Pennsylvanian-age coal of the central Appalachian basin for climate and coal-bed development. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102: 1720-1726.

Winston, R.B., 1990. Coal-paleobotany of the Mary Lee coal bed of the Pennsylvanian "Pottsville" Formation near Carbon Hill, Walker County, Alabama, in Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y. (editors) Carboniferous Coastal Environments and Paleocommunities of the Mary Lee Coal Zone, Marion and Walker Counties, Alabama. Geological Society of America, Southeastern section, guidebook for field trip VI, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, p. 66-72.

Winston, R.B., 1989. Identification of plant megafossils in Pennsylvanian-age coal. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 57: 265-276.

Winston, R.B., 1988. Paleoecology of Middle Pennsylvanian-age peat-swamp plants in Herrin Coal, Kentucky, U.S.A. International Journal of Coal Geology, 10: 203-238.

Epsman, M.L., Wilson, G.V., Pashin, J.C., Tolson, J.S., Ward, W.E. II, Chandler, R.V., Winston, R.B., Richter, K.E., Hamilton, R.P., and Rheams, L.J., 1988. Geologic Evaluation of Critical Production Parameters for Coalbed Methane Resources, Part II, Black Warrior basin, Annual report. Geological Survey of Alabama, Gas Research Institute Contract No. 5087-214-1544. 178 p.

Winston, R.B., 1986. Characteristic features and compaction of plant tissues traced from permineralized peat to coal in Pennsylvanian coals (Desmoinesian) from the Illinois Basin. International Journal of Coal Geology, 6: 21-41.

Winston, R.B., 1984. The Upper Pennsylvanian conifer, Walchia garnettensis: Structure and affinities. Palaeontographica, 194B, p. 97-108.

Winston, R.B., 1983, A Late Pennsylvanian upland flora in Kansas: Systematics and environmental implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 40: 5-31.

Winston, A., and Winston, R.B., 1980, Unperturbed Molecular Dimensions of Polyacrylamide in Water. Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Letters Edition, 18: 119-122.