NETPATH-WIN: An Interactive User Version of the Mass-Balance Model, NETPATH


Department of Geology and Geophysics and Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822; (808) 956-6331; fax: (808) 956-5512;


NETPATH-WIN is an interactive user version of NETPATH, an inverse geochemical modeling code used to find mass-balance reaction models that are consistent with the observed chemical and isotopic composition of waters from aquatic systems. NETPATH-WIN was constructed to migrate NETPATH applications into the Microsoft WINDOWS® environment. The new version facilitates model utilization by eliminating difficulties in data preparation and results analysis of the DOS version of NETPATH, while preserving all of the capabilities of the original version. Through example applications, the note describes some of the features of NETPATH-WIN as applied to adjustment of radiocarbon data for geochemical reactions in groundwater systems.