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MT3D-USGS: Groundwater Solute Transport Simulator for MODFLOW
Overview of MT3D-USGS
MT3D-USGS is a USGS updated release of the groundwater solute transport code MT3DMS. MT3D-USGS includes new transport modeling capabilities to accommodate flow terms calculated by MODFLOW packages that were previously unsupported by MT3DMS and to provide greater flexibility in the simulation of solute transport and reactive solute transport.
MT3D-USGS capabilities and features include:
MT3D-USGS Information and Downloads
MT3D-USGS Version 1.0.0 09/30/2016 is the initial release.
Documention of MT3D-USGS
MT3D-USGS is not a replacement for MT3DMS. Separate updates to both codes will likely continue in the future. Therefore, MT3D users should check appropriate webpages for updates and releases of MT3D-USGS and MT3DMS separately. (MT3DMS is not a USGS software product; USGS cannot assist with MT3DMS questions or support.) The original MT3DMS software is available at http://hydro.geo.ua.edu/mt3d/
How to Cite
This USGS software has two 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 Citation for MT3D-USGS
Bedekar, V., Morway, E.D., Langevin, C.D., and Tonkin, M., 2016, MT3D-USGS version 1: A U.S. Geological Survey release of MT3DMS updated with new and expanded transport capabilities for use with MODFLOW: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6-A53, 69 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm6A53
Software/Code Citation for MT3D-USGS v1.0.0
Bedekar, V., Morway, E.D., Langevin, C.D., and Tonkin, M., 2016, MT3D-USGS version 1.0.0: Groundwater Solute Transport Simulator for MODFLOW: U.S. Geological Survey Software Release, 30 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F75T3HKD
Point of Contact
Support is provided for correcting bugs and clarification of how MT3D-USGS is intended to work. Only limited assistance can be provided for applying MT3D-USGS to specific problems by contacting the point of contact listed below:
Vivek Bedekar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eric Morway (email@example.com)
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The USGS develops groundwater, water-quality, surface-water, and other water-resources software for use by the USGS in fulfilling its mission. Most of this software is available online for download at no charge.
Disclaimers and Notices
This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Also refer to the USGS Water Resources Software User Rights Notice for complete use, copyright, and distribution information.
Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Software License and Purchase Information
This software is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey, which is part of the U.S. Government.
This software is freely distributed. There is no fee to download and (or) use this software.
Users do not need a license or permission from the USGS to use this software. Users can download and install as many copies of the software as they need.
As a work of the United States Government, this USGS product is in the public domain within the United States. You can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Additionally, USGS waives copyright and related rights in the work worldwide through CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ ).
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