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Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Spatial dimensions
Spatial extent
Model domain Coastal, Terrestrial
One-line model description Aeolian dune landscape model
Extended model description A cellular automaton model for simulating the development of aeolian dune landscapes under the influence of vegetation and biota (parabolic dunes, blowouts, foredunes, nebkha dunes).

landscape, Aeolian dune,

Name Andreas Baas
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization King's College London
Postal address 1 Strand
Postal address 2
Town / City London
Postal code WC2R 2LS
Country United Kingdom
Email address
Phone +442078482421

Supported platforms
Other platform
Programming language

C++, Matlab

Other program language
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2005
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status
When did you indicate the 'code development status'?
Model availability As teaching tool
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other --
Memory requirements Variable
Typical run time Variable

Describe input parameters Staring grid topography and vegetation maps, control parameters such as potential transport rates, vegetation response functions
Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters resultant landscape topography and vegetation distributions; annual avalanching statistics
Output format ASCII
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software Any package for imaging DEMs and vegetation maps
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes ESRI, IDL, Matlab
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model development of dune landscapes under the interaction between aeolian sand transport and vegetation growth and response
Describe key physical parameters and equations potential sand transport rate, sediment avaliability, vegetation response characteristics
Describe length scale and resolution constraints smallest cell should be equivalent to basic plant element (bush, grass clump)
Describe time scale and resolution constraints lower limit akin to days, no upper limit
Describe any numerical limitations and issues heavy sequential number crunching (not written for parellel processing)

Describe available calibration data sets none yet; in development
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets none yet; in development
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing field monitoring of geomorphic development and vegetation mapping, long-term required

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? yes, future plans for collaborating on applying and comparing the model with real-world landscapes
Is there a manual available? No
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
Can be coupled with:
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