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Hello, For a very long time, I have been trying to create a numerical model of an aquifer with complex hydrogeology (by using borehole-to-Ugrid option). I had several layers of 4 different materials. But all my efforts were trash. Because, I have never obtain a successful Modflow-usg run. They never converged. Although wetting option was on, the aquifer had so many dry cells. And these dry cells were always at same locations (not near/at the location of wells). It was meaningless. I couldn't run the PEST. So I decided to make my system more basic and created a one-layer model with HK zones. It worked well without the wetting. I have applied pilot points approach for the calibration. And pest is working because the forward run has a successful result. However, this time the calculated residual is too high. I have done many things to decrease the error. But the best result until now is about 7000 (Sum of Squared Weighted Residual Head+Flow) and for Root mean squared residual it is 16. These values are so big. Interestingly, the computed vs. observed head plot (attached) looks not so bad that there should be a way to fit them to the line. I only have head observations in my hand and I don't have any flow observations data. May this be the problem? Or what may be the problem? Could you please help me on this? I would be so happy to hear your recommendations to lower my calibration error to an acceptable value. Note: The computed heads are higher than the measured heads. The boundary conditions are ; specified head along the coast and GHB condition was assigned to some part of the boundary. The model is steady-state. Thank you! Best, Cansu
Hello, It will be very useful if GMS display after a modflow run, the flow residual value and the head change value for each cell (grid values). The display must concern a given iteration and time step selected by the user (that can be controlled under Modflow / Output control command for example) In many cases, a few cells with great residuals values can affect the entire model. Currently, we can only see maximum values of head residul in the list file and it isn't enough. It will be more interesting to map these parametres and check them in gms interface (in post processing) Cordially