Accession Number : ADA516226


Title :   Planning for a National Community Sediment Transport Model


Corporate Author : GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WOODS HOLE MA


Personal Author(s) : Sherwood, Christopher R ; Geyer, W R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a516226.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : The long-term goal of our research is to improve our understanding and ability to predict the transport, transformation, and fate of sediment and particle-bound nutrients and contaminants. The specific goal of the community modeling effort is to produce advanced numerical models of coastal sediment transport that are scientifically sound, expertly coded, well tested, and suitable for use in both research and practical applications. This effort will also produce model infrastructure, including a system for managing model development, testing, documentation, and distribution; development of model test cases; development and distribution of modeling tools (pre- and post-processing software, for example); and a forum for exchange of scientific and technical information related to coastal sediment transport modeling. The objective of this NOPP-funded project has been to plan the development and maintenance of a national Community Sediment Transport Model (CSTM), to be supported (in part) as a modeling node under NOPP. We have been funded to continue and broaden the on-going discussion on building a CSTM model, to identify partnerships in sediment transport modeling, to establish a structure for evaluation of sediment transport models, and to evaluate new and existing models.


Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , COASTAL REGIONS , INFRASTRUCTURE , MODEL TESTS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , TRANSPORT PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE