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Automating Time- Based Modeling, Analysis and Visualization of Groundwater Contaminant Migration using RockWorks2020

Creating numerical models, diagrams, animations, and volumetric analyses for geologic data that changes over time (e.g. groundwater contamination) can be accomplished by using several programs within the RockWorks2020 software. The basic strategy described within this guide is to create a series of models that represent only the data obtained during specific time intervals. In order to create smooth animations, transitional models are then interpolated between the original models. These animations can be shown as both three-dimensional isosurface plumes and two-dimensional contour maps. Time-based volumetric reports may also be generated to show how the concentrations have changed over time.