Meeting:Abstract 2013 CSDMS meeting-082
Integration of an ‘Eco-hydrologic Component’ to a Generic Gridding Engine for 2D Modeling of Earth-Surface Dynamics
[[Image:|300px|right|link=File:]]This presentation discusses the implementation of component-based software design in Eco-hydrologic modeling. As a first step, we present development and integration of a radiation component that uses the local topographic variables to compute shortwave and longwave radiation data over a complex terrain for modeling Eco-hydrologic dynamics. This component is integrated to a central element that develops and maintains a grid, which represents the landscape under consideration. This component communicates with various other components such as ‘vegetation component’ and ‘soil moisture component’. This component is adapted from the Channel-Hillslope Integrated Landscape Development (CHILD) Model code and has been enhanced. Preliminary results of this study demonstrate the advantages of adopting component-based software design such as improved flexibility, interchangeability and adaptability.