Particle Track tool

Discussion created by pperoni on Sep 1, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2010 by pperoni
I'm using the particle track tool to model the movement of a fluid through a subsurface system and would be interested in using the particle track tool in Spatial Analyst to do this.

My question is that the tool requires the local velocity field as an input, which is not available as a dataset. Given that the migration of my fluid is conditioned by the 3D geometry of the subsurface system, I was wondering whether I could use the slope of a conditioning geological horizon instead of velocity data as the magnitude (and the aspect for the direction of flow). Any idea on the validity of this approach?

Many thanks in advance