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The ShowFlow Modeling Interface is a graphical user interface for
groundwater models. It is designed as a front end for existing
DOS-based models, and runs as a Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
program under every version of Microsoft Windows since 3.1x.
ShowFlow provides dialog boxes for model input data entry, and
constructs an input file according to the DOS model's requirements.
Model output files are read for data which are displayed as graphs
in MDI document windows. Several graphs from different model
simulations can be compared on the screen simultaneously, and
graphs may be exported to the Windows clipboard for inclusion
in other programs, such as word processors or graphics programs.
ShowFlow has to date been applied to two groundwater contaminant
transport programs (SSGPlume and HSSM), with more in the works!
Best of all, since ShowFlow was first developed by a student
supported by the taxpayers of the State of Texas and of the
United States, it is free! And so is the source code!
All I ask is that if you use ShowFlow, let
This implmentation of ShowFlow is for a steady state gaussian plume
groundwater contaminant transport model, SSGPlume, developed by
Virgina Smith, Randy Charbeneau, and John Tauxe at the
Center for Research in Water Resources of the
University of Texas at Austin.
ShowFlow 2 is written for the Windows 3.x environment,
but has been successfully tested under all versions of Windows.
Tauxe, J.D., ShowFlow: A Practical Interface for
Groundwater Modeling, Thesis for the degree of Master of
Science in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, Texas, December 1990
link to abstract
PDF of the Thesis
Smith, V.J. and R.J. Charbeneau, Probabilistic Soil Contamination
Exposure Assessment Procedures, ASCE
Journal of Environmental Engineering,
116(6), pp. 1143-1163, December, 1990
Download ShowFlow 2 ver 2.11 [137kb]
Download the User's Guide [PDF format, 278 kb]
The ShowFlow Modeling Interface has been adopted by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
Robert S. Kerr
Environmental Research Laboratory to drive its
Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model. The ShowFlow Interface,
named HSSM-WIN, handles a complex input dataset and produces
several different graphs of output data from the HSSM models.
Weaver, J.W., R.J. Charbeneau, J.D. Tauxe, B.K. Lien, and J.B. Provost,
The Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model (HSSM) Volume 1: User's Guide,
EPA/600/R-94/039a, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ada, Oklahoma, 1994
Get HSSM-WIN from EPA,
with the documentation, too.
And now it has been transplated into Spanish:
¡HSSM-WIN en Español!
ShowFlow 4 (still under wraps)
This will be called GRI-ShowFlow, and will be
an enhanced version of ShowFlow 2.02 with added models
for different source geometries and characteristics.
GRI-ShowFlow is being developed and significantly improved by the
Energy and Environmental Research Center
of the University of North Dakota,
under contract with the Gas Research Institute (now the
Gas Technology Institute)
U.S. Department of Energy.
This could be your model with a ShowFlow Interface
specifically designed to run it. The design is general and
flexible enough to accommodate many model data configurations
and need not run an external DOS code, since a model could
easily be incorporated into the C code for the ShowFlow executable.
If this interests you, drop me a line!
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