Accession Number : ADA553628


Title :   Verification and Validation of the Coastal Modeling System. Report 2: CMS-Wave


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Lin, Lihwa ; Demirbilek, Zeki ; Thomas, Rob ; Rosati, III, James


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553628.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 112


Abstract : There are four reports documenting the Verification and Validation (V&V) of the Coastal Modeling System (CMS): an executive summary, waves, circulation, and sediment transport/morphodynamics, respectively. This is the second technical report (Report 2) that describes the wave modeling component of the V&V study. The goal of the report was to critically assess both general and special predictive skills of CMS-Wave, a spectral wave model in the CMS developed to address a variety of needs for coastal inlet applications. For model verification, a number of simple and idealized cases were selected to approve the basic physics and computational algorithms implemented in CMS-Wave. For model validation, a collection of more complicated cases with either laboratory or field data representing real world problems were assembled to confirm the overall performance or special capabilities of CMS-Wave. Provided in this report are descriptions of the V&V cases, model set up and boundary conditions specified in each case, and assessment of model performance. Major findings for each case are provided as guidance to users for future applications of CMS-Wave.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *MORPHOLOGY , *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , *VALIDATION , *VERIFICATION , *WAVES , ALGORITHMS , BOUNDARIES , CIRCULATION , COMPUTATIONS , DYNAMICS , GUIDANCE , INLETS , LABORATORIES , MODELS , PHYSICS , REPORTS , SPECTRA


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE