Journal cover Journal topic
Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 4.252 IF 4.252
  • IF 5-year value: 4.890 IF 5-year 4.890
  • CiteScore value: 4.49 CiteScore 4.49
  • SNIP value: 1.539 SNIP 1.539
  • SJR value: 2.404 SJR 2.404
  • IPP value: 4.28 IPP 4.28
  • h5-index value: 40 h5-index 40
  • Scimago H index value: 51 Scimago H index 51
Volume 8, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3681-3694, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3681-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3681-3694, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3681-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Model description paper 12 Nov 2015

Model description paper | 12 Nov 2015

GO2OGS 1.0: a versatile workflow to integrate complex geological information with fault data into numerical simulation models

T. Fischer1, D. Naumov2, S. Sattler3,a, O. Kolditz1,4, and M. Walther1,5 T. Fischer et al.
  • 1Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig, Department Environmental Informatics, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
  • 2Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • 3LBEG (State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology), Hannover, Germany
  • 4Technische Universität Dresden, Applied Environmental Systems Analysis, Dresden, Germany
  • 5Technische Universität Dresden, Contaminant Hydrology, Dresden, Germany
  • aformerly at: Thüringer Landesanstalt für Umwelt und Geologie, Jena, Germany

Abstract. We offer a versatile workflow to convert geological models built with the ParadigmTM GOCAD© (Geological Object Computer Aided Design) software into the open-source VTU (Visualization Toolkit unstructured grid) format for usage in numerical simulation models. Tackling relevant scientific questions or engineering tasks often involves multidisciplinary approaches. Conversion workflows are needed as a way of communication between the diverse tools of the various disciplines. Our approach offers an open-source, platform-independent, robust, and comprehensible method that is potentially useful for a multitude of environmental studies. With two application examples in the Thuringian Syncline, we show how a heterogeneous geological GOCAD model including multiple layers and faults can be used for numerical groundwater flow modeling, in our case employing the OpenGeoSys open-source numerical toolbox for groundwater flow simulations. The presented workflow offers the chance to incorporate increasingly detailed data, utilizing the growing availability of computational power to simulate numerical models.

Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
We present a workflow to convert geological models into the open-source VTU format for usage in numerical simulation models. Tackling relevant scientific questions or engineering tasks often involves multidisciplinary approaches. Conversion workflows are needed between the diverse tools of the various disciplines. Our approach offers an open-source, platform-independent, robust, and comprehensible method that is potentially useful for a multitude of similar environmental studies.
We present a workflow to convert geological models into the open-source VTU format for usage in...
Citation
Share