Planning for a National Community Sediment Transport Model
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WOODS HOLE MA
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography