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Revision as of 18:12, 24 January 2013

Welcome to the CSDMS 2013 annual meeting

CSDMS 2.0: Moving Forward

March 23-25th 2013 Boulder Colorado, USA

Registration deadline: February 14th, 2013


The online conference registration is a three step process:

Step 1:
  • Log in
Log in (or create account for none CSDMS members)
Forgot username? Search or email:CSDMSweb@colorado.edu
Step 2:
  • Registration: Part I
  • Abstract submission
Step 3:
  • Registration: Part II Pay registration fee ($200) & provide dietary, lodging and other required info Third party website
Pay button.png

Note 1: You only are successfully registered by fulfilling the above steps
Note 2: If you are already registered and want to make changes, then Log in, select your registration record in "registered participants" and start making changes by clicking "Edit registration".

Objectives and general description

The CSDMS Meeting 2013 is designed to launch CSDMS 2.0 and shape its direction through engaging on the technical and community challenges over the next five years.

The meeting includes: 1) State-of-the art keynote presentations in earth-surface dynamics and modeling; 2) Hands-on clinics related to community models, tools and approaches; 3) Transformative software products and approaches designed to be accessible, easy to use, and relevant; 4) New community initiatives to advance earth-surface process modeling across many disciplines; 5) Breakout sessions for Working and Focus Research Groups to update their strategic plans and define their long, medium and short term goals; 6) Poster Sessions; and more.

Updated Program Schedule

Keynote speakers:

  • Courtney Harris (ROMS & biogeochemistry coupling)
  • Louis Moresi (UNDERWORLD model)
  • Kathy Hibbard (Integrated Assessment Modeling)
  • Michael Eldred (DAKOTA model)
  • Chris Duffy (PIHM model)
  • John Atkinson (ARCADIS U.S., Inc.). Title: A Coupled ADCIRC and SWAN model of Hurricane Surge and Waves. Description: This presentation will briefly introduce the formulation, numerics, and parallel implementation of the coastal circulation model ADCIRC, discuss the strategy of coupling with the SWAN wave model, and provide background on recent enhancements of the bottom-friction formulation. Several recent applications of the coupled modeling system will be presented.
  • Mark Schmeeckle (Arizona State University). Title: Turbulence- and Particle-Resolving Numerical Modeling of Sediment Transport. Description: Turbulence, bedload, and suspended sediment transport are directly simulated by a coupled large eddy simulation of the fluid and a distinct element method for every sediment grain. This modeling system directly calculates the motion of all grains by resolved turbulence structures. The model directly calculates modification of the flow and turbulence by the grains, such as the effects of grain momentum extraction and density stratification. Simulations such as these can be used in the future to parameterize sediment transport in large-scale morphodynamic simulations.
  • Mauro Werder (Glacier Modeling)
  • Student Talk by Jaap Nienhuis (WHOI/MIT). Title: Growth and Abandonment: Quantifying First-order Controls on Wave Influenced Deltas. Description: What determines the style of river delta growth? How do deltas change after fluvial sediment supply is cut off? River delta evolution is characterized by the progradation and transgression of individual (deltaic) lobes: the delta cycle. We investigate the behaviour of wave-influenced deltas with a simple shoreline model, and quantitatively relate several first-order controls.
  • Katy Barnhart (Student Talk on Arctic Coastal Modeling)


  • Peter Burgess & Chris Jenkins (Carbonate clinic)
  • Helena Mitasova (Grass clinic)
  • Gary Clow (WRF clinic)
  • Mary Hill (Model uncertainty)
  • CSDMS staff (BMI clinic)
  • CSDMS staff (CMT clinic)
  • Ad Reniers (XBeach clinic)
  • Thomas Hauser and Monte Lunacek (Python for Matlab users clinic)
  • Eckart Meiburg & students (TURBINS using PETSc)
  • Modeling of Earth Surface Dynamics and Related Problems using OpenFOAM® by Xiaofeng Liu (University of Texas at San Antonio) Clinic Description: This clinic aims to introduce the open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) platform, OpenFOAM®, to the earth surface dynamics research community and to foster collaborations. OpenFOAM® is essentially a computational toolbox which solves general physical models (differential equations) using finite volume method. This short clinic is tailored to be suitable for an audience at various levels (from beginners to experienced code developers). It will provide an overview of OpenFOAM. We will demonstrate its usage in a variety of applications, including hydrodynamics, sedimentation, groundwater flows, buoyant plumes, etc. Participants can also bring the problems in their fields of interest and explore ways to solve them in OpenFOAM®. Knowledge of C++, object-oriented programming, and parallel computing is not required but will be helpful.
  • Hari Rajaram (Numerical Methods clinic)


Interested to see who registered already for the meeting?

Preliminary list of participants as of today:


Within its budget, CSDMS intends to support member applicants to attend the annual meeting. Towards this goal, we encourage members to fully or partially cover their expenses if capable. We additionally thank those in the industry and agency fields for understanding that 1) we cannot compensate federal agency participants since our own funding is from NSF, and 2) we request that our industrial/ corporate participants cover their own costs thereby allowing more academic participants to attend.

To the extent possible, CSDMS intends to reimburse the registration fee, lodging (shared rooms at 100% and single rooms at 50% at Millennium Harvest House Hotel), and a limited amount of travel expenses of qualified registrants - those members who have attended all three days of the meeting and are not industry or federal employees.

Registration by 14 February 2013 is required to secure your space at the meeting and your accommodations at the meeting hotel. There are limited number of rooms at a discounted rate being held by the Millennium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder. (Note: The discounted rate is only available via this website registration.) We ask that you register as soon as possible.

Student Scholarships

The deadline for application has passed. Recipients will be notified soon. This year CSDMS offered a limited (up to 15) number of scholarships for graduate students to attend the CSDMS annual meeting. To be eligible, graduate students needed to meet the following requirements:

  • Attend the whole meeting (3 days)
  • Submit an abstract
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student at the time of the meeting (bring proof)
  • Submit a letter of motivation that states why you wish to participate in the meeting

The CSDMS scholarships will cover:

  • Registration costs
  • Travel (air fare ONLY within the United States and local transport)
  • Per diem to help reimburse the cost of meals from 23-25 March 2013 not offered in the conference schedule

To be considered, scholarship applications were to have been sent to Marlene Lofton: csdms@colorado.edu before January 14th, 2013.