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3D groundwater flow modeling based on GIS
Author(s): Fei Guo; Yehua Sheng; Liangchen Zhou; Haixia Wang
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Paper Abstract

The geographical information system (GIS) has provided the effective tools to capture, store, manage, analyze and express the spatial information. Gradually, the research region has included the dynamical mechanism and the spatialtime characteristics of the geography process, transmission mechanisms, uncertainty (multi-solutions), predictability, and so on. Corresponding, GIS modeling is one of hotspots of current GIS research. The paper is the embodiment of GIS modeling methods applied to geo-simulation research. Also it provides the model support for the management of the ground water resources. In this paper, the methods for constructing the ground-water conceptual model through 3D stratum model are discussed. Firstly, the constructing method of delaunay triangulation with constraint conditions is proposed, which is suitable to the ground-water flow simulation. Then stratum (or aquifer) multi-DEMs are completed. Based on the multi-DEMs, the Su-Xi-Chan hydrogeological conceptual model is reconstructed by irregular Tri-prism. In order to prevent dispersed irregular tri-prism voxels from disunity, the spatial index mechanism is established for groundwater model. Finally, the 3D groundwater simulation model is integrated with GIS, which can provide data for 3D numerical simulation. The results indicate that the integration of 3D GIS and geo-analysis model be convenient and can accelerate process simulation of geo-science.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7143, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments, 71433L (3 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812664
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Fei Guo, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)
Yehua Sheng, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)
Liangchen Zhou, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)
Haixia Wang, Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7143:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Aijun Chen, Editor(s)

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