Improving geological and process model integration through TIN to 3D grid conversion

Watson, Carl; Richardson, Jennifer; Wood, Ben; Jackson, Christopher; Hughes, Andrew. 2015 Improving geological and process model integration through TIN to 3D grid conversion. Computers & Geosciences, 82. 45-54.

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The ability to extract properties from 3D geological framework models for use in the construction of conceptual and mathematical models is seen as increasingly important, however, tools and techniques are needed to support such information flows. Developing such methodologies will maximize the opportunity for information use and re-use, this is particularly important as the true value of such assets is not always known when they are first acquired. This paper briefly describes the cultural and technical challenges associated with the application of information derived from 3D geological framework models by hydrogeological process models. We examine how these issues are being addressed and present a tool, SurfGrid, which allows a user to generate 3D grids (voxels) of parameterized data from a series of geological surfaces. The procedures and tools described offer the ability to re-use expensively created assets by providing user friendly techniques that enable multidisciplinary scientists to extrapolate property distributions from geological models.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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ISSN: 00983004
Additional Keywords: Geological knowledge transfer, Grid conversion, Integrated Environmental Modeling, 3D geology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Computer Science
Data and Information
Date made live: 22 Jun 2015 07:47 +0 (UTC)

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