Leapfrog Hydro is an essential tool to develop a regional-scale geological and hydrostratigraphic framework. We have used this geological model successfully to create the structural elements of a groundwater flow model and calibration process.
The Leapfrog viewer provides a platform to present our current interpretation of the alluvial hydrostratigraphic formations within the Central Canterbury plains region. This visual tool will enable stakeholders to view and interact with the geological model and gain an appreciation of the three-dimensional aspects of the aquifer system.
Having worked with geologic modelling tools since 1990, I find Leapfrog Hydro to be the most innovative, cost effective, and flexible geologic modelling tool I have yet seen.Leapfrog Hydro helped us to quickly solve the most complex geologic modelling challenge we've faced in years.
I have used Leapfrog Hydro on a few small and one very large regional groundwater modelling project and have found it a powerful tool for visualizing and interpreting the geology contained in very large bore-log datasets. The ability to interpret the data so quickly and flexibly is very impressive and readily facilitates reinterpretation of the field bore logs when exploring differing hydrogeological hypotheses.
As a groundwater modeller I am used to discussing with geologists their interpretation of the subsurface and then attempting to represent this within the groundwater modelling context. Using Leapfrog Hydro enhances the information transfer in this type of discussion significantly. The software undertakes the translation of the geological interpretation to the groundwater model grid or mesh format and also writes many (though not all) of the model input files (for a MODFLOW grid or FEFLOW mesh). This particular feature delighted me when I first used it, furthermore it facilitates an iterative approach to grid definition, which is usually too much work to contemplate.
I am looking forward to using the software more!