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Properties

 

This menu item will load a window displaying the properties for the current project.

 

General Tab

The General tab displays information about the project, including the project name, storage location, database name and coordinate system.

 

On the General tab you can find the settings selected during project creation including:

Coordinate System Unit: feet or meters (not editable after project creation)

Project Location: Description of the Project Location

Database Name: File Name of the associated database

Project Folder: location of project files (e.g. output reports, associated images, EDD templates, plots, scripts, etc.)

 

Plot Settings

The Plot settings tab allows you to specify how active (selected) data points on interactive plots are displayed in Hydro GeoAnalyst.  The symbol(s) of the active data point(s) will be modified based on the settings of this tab.  You can specify which properties are (or are not) changed using the check marks.  The Test symbol is shown to contrast how the active symbol will change based on the current active symbol style settings.

 

 

Material Specification

The Materials Plot settings tab allows you to set the default/active material specification used in the current project.

 

 

Map Settings

The Map tab allows you to specify the default projection system for new Map Viewer maps created in the project.

 

 

Cross Section Viewer Settings

The Cross Section Viewer Settings tab includes three subtabs that allow you to specify general settings for standard components in the the Cross Section Viewer: axes, topology, and legend

 

Axes tab

The axes subtab includes settings for the vertical and horizontal axes:

 

Topology Tab

The topology subtab includes settings for the inset topology map that shows the active cross section, intersecting cross sections, and stations:

 

Legend Tab

The legend subtab includes settings for the cross section legend:

 

Well Profile Settings

The Well Profile Settings tab allows you to specify which tables and fields are to be used to obtain information related to geology and well construction details in the well profile.

 

 

On the Well Profile Settings tab you will find the settings used within the Well Profile module - here you can specify which tables and fields are to be used to obtain information related to geology and well construction details. Each item that requires a setting has its own tab including:

Lithology

Hydrogeology

Model

Correlation

Drilling

Casing

Screen

Filling

Water Level

 

For each item, provide the table and the field that stores the patterns or provides interval data to be used in all the graphical displays. For example, in the Lithology tab, select a table which contains the Lithology information for your project; then select a field from this table which contains the Soil Description information. The information provided in this window will be used when displaying profile diagrams in Hydro GeoAnalyst. The geological data and the corresponding patterns will also be displayed in the Cross Section Viewer and Scene Viewer. Only tables with the following parameters can be displayed in the dialog:

Lithology: Tables must have two fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_) and one field with type STRING (ex: soil_type)

Hydrogeology: Tables must have two fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_) and one field with type STRING (ex. formation name)

Model: Tables must have two fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_) and one field with type STRING (ex. formation name) that has an associated list

Correlation: Allows you to specify mappings between members of the Lithology soil description and the description fields of the hydrogeology and model tables

Drilling: Tables must have three fields with type DOUBLE: (from_, to_, diam_), and one field with type STRING (method)

Casing: Tables must have three fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_, diam_) and one field with type STRING (ex. material). If it's desired to have multiple well casings, or nested piezometers, you must also define two additional fields:

oCasing ID: field type LONG (used to distinguish different well casings)

oParent ID: field type LONG (required only if a well casing exists within a parent casing; if so, for the selected well casing, set the ParentID equal to the CasingID of the parent casing)

 

Screen: Tables must have three fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_, diam_) and one field with type STRING (ex. material). If you have multiple well casings, you must add an additional field:

oCasingID: field type LONG (used to distinguish different well casings). This allows to assign multiple screens to multiple well casings.

 

Filling: Tables must have two fields with type DOUBLE (from_, to_) and one field with type STRING (ex. material)

Water Level: Tables must have one fields with type DOUBLE (depth_) and one field with type STRING (ex. comments). In the Water Level tab, you may also select the reference datum for measuring depth to water levels: select "Ground Surface Elevation, or Top of Casing"

 

Please Note: The depth-point and depth-interval information (from, to fields) are depths and not elevations. As such, the Well Profile and Cross Section Veiwer/Editor modules require that data be entered as "depth to" and not as an elevation above sea level or a benchmark.

 

Parameters [HGA+ only]

The Parameters tab allows you to map Parameters in your database to the Parameters that are required by Hydro GeoAnalyst to function. These  parameters are required so that Hydro GeoAnalyst can use them in built-in functions and calculations.  If any of the Required Parameters are unmapped when you create or open a project, Hydro GeoAnalyst will prompt you to map the required fields using one of three options:

 

 

1. Manual Selection: You can manually map each missing parameter by clicking in the corresponding empty cell in the Database Parameter column. This will open the Parameter Selector and allow you to pick an existing parameter from the project database. Select an existing parameter from the database and Click OK.

 

2. Auto-map: you can select the Auto-map button in the upper left corner of the window and Hydro GeoAnalyst will attempt to match the unmapped Required Parameter(s) to existing parameters in your project database with the same or similar spelling. If you don't agree with the match(es) that AquaChem suggests you can adjust the values or click the Cancel button and try again using a different method.

 

3. Create missing parameters: you can select the "Create missing parameters" button in the toolbar and Hydro GeoAnalyst will create new parameters in the database.

 

Please Note: if you create missing parameters, you may need to review the settings (e.g. molecular weight, CAS#, etc.) for the new parameters to ensure that they are used correctly in your project.

 

Functions [HGA+ only]

The Functions tab provides a list of the built-in functions supported in Hydro GeoAnalyst and allows you to manage how they are shown in the Calculated tab of the Results pane in the Sample List View, including:

 

Order: rearrange the order of functions in your project by selecting a formula and using the up and down arrows;

Label: edit the label that will appear in the Results pane of the Sample List view for the selected function by editing the Label field;

Number Format: set the format of function results using the standard formats that are available in Excel (e.g. #,##0.00; 0.00E+00; and 0); and

Output measurement units: select one of the measurement units available for the selected function

 

Available functions are shown below and explained in detail in the Functions section.

 

Regional Chemistry [HGA+ only]

The Regional chemistry settings tab includes variable settings for empirical functions with parameters that vary regionally.  These include the Meteoric Water Line and estimates of the infiltration elevation and infiltration temperature based on linear relationships with the measured fractionation of oxygen-18 (18O) and deuterium (2H) isotopes. The slope and intercept fitting parameters are typically valid only for very limited zones that must be established for your area of interest using published/empirical values. There are also settings that allow you to document the scope (i.e. Area of study and Description) and source (i.e. Reference) of the regional chemistry parameter values.

 

 

Water Type [HGA+ only]

The Water Type tab provides settings to facilitate and modify the calculation of water facies for samples in the project:

 

Water type field: select the destination field in the sample table for water type calculations. This is a field in the Sample table that you wish to store the water type information. If one is not present in the Sample Table, you can use the Template Manager to add the field to your project.

Use long water type: if selected, the long facies name will be selected; otherwise, the water type will list only the anion and the cation with the highest concentration in the sample(s).

Major ion threshold (percent): when calculating the long facies name, only ions that exceed the specified threshold of the total sample composition will be included in the construction of the water type.

 

 

For more information, see the Calculate Water Type section.

 

PHREEQC [HGA+ only]

The PHREEQC tab provides settings to manage PHREEQC thermodynamic databases within the project:

The toolbar provides the following controls:

 

o Import: imports a thermodynamic database into the project

o Thermodynamic Database Dropdown: Selects the current selected water quality standard, which will be shown in the Water Quality Standard viewer to view and/or modify

 

o Save: Saves the Thermodynamic database to the project, including changes to the Comment field and parameter mappings;

o Delete: Deletes the Thermodynamic database from the project;

oAuto-map parameters: Hydro GeoAnalyst will attempt automatically map Master Species in the Thermodynamic database to similarly named parameters in the database

o Make Default: sets the currently selected Thermodynamic Database as the default database to use for calculating saturation indices and activities, basic PHREEQC simulations, and advanced PHREEQCi simulations

 

Comment: a descriptive comment about the thermodynamic database, which may be useful if you are using a custom version of one of the databases installed with PHREEQC.

 

Parameter Mapping table: allows you to map Element/Master Species entries in the currently selected Thermodynamic Database with Project Parameters. You can automatically map parameters () button or manually map parameters by selecting the parameter field for the corresponding Element/Master Species and using the Parameter Picker to select the appropriate parameter. Note, to make use of the parameter mappings, you must save them to the project.

Water type field: select the destination field in the sample table for water type calculations. This is a field in the Sample table that you wish to store the water type information. If one is not present in the Sample Table, you can use the Template Manager to add the field to your project.

Use long water type: if selected, the long facies name will be selected; otherwise, the water type will list only the anion and the cation with the highest concentration in the sample(s).

Major ion threshold (percent): when calculating the long facies name, only ions that exceed the specified threshold of the total sample composition will be included in the construction of the water type.

 

 

For more information, see the PHREEQC section.

 

 


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