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Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework
Incorporated models or components:


Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Regional-Scale
Model domain Marine
One-line model description A finite element formulation of the non-conservative form of the vertically integrated advection/diffusion/reaction (ADR) equation
Extended model description It tracks any number of different depth-averaged transport variables and is usually used in conjunction with QUODDY simulations.

First name Wendy
Last name Gentleman
Type of contact Technical contact
Institute / Organization Dartmouth College
Postal address 1 1340 Barrington St.
Postal address 2
Town / City Halifax
Postal code B3J 1Y9
Country Canada
Email address
Phone +1 902 494 6086
Fax +1 902 423 1801

Supported platforms Linux
Other platform
Programming language Fortran77
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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 1998
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status
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Model availability
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
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Program license type Other
Program license type other
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Describe input parameters The input file is required for each run and provides the basic simulation parameters. It must conform to the ACADIA.inp standard format as described below

Line1: should read the character string 'Comment�:' which is the label for the next line and is ignored during data input

Line2: inputs a comment of maximum 72 characters about the current simulation Line3: should read 'Case name', which is the label for the next line and is ignored during data input Line4: specifes the case name (including the directory location if it is not soft-linked to the current directory). The code will append the suffixes '.nod', '.ele',and '.bat' to this string in order to know where to find the NML standard files Line5: should read 'Simulation Parameters', which is the label for the next line and is ignored during data input Line6: inputs the number of transport variables Line7: inputs the number of �uid layers Line8: inputs the degrees latitude of the center of the mesh Line9: inputs the time step in seconds Line10: inputs the starting date (day, month, year), time (in seconds after midnight). The value of time can be greater than 8.64E4 (equivalent of 1 day) as the code will automatically adjust the day and time accordingly Last Line: inputs the quitting criteria for the code as day, month, year and time in seconds after midnight. Again the value of time can be greater than 8.64E4. This allows the user to specify an overall length of the simulation instead of the exact date and time of the end of the simulation

Input format ASCII
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Output format ASCII
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software

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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers?
Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available: Media:ACADIA5.0 Users Manual.pdf
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:
Model info
Wendy Gentleman
Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 22
h-index: 1
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Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 22
h-index: 1

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
McGillicuddy, D.J; Lynch, D.R; Wiebe, P; Runge, J; Durbin, E.G; Gentleman, W.C; Davis, C.S; 2001. Evaluating the synopticity of the US GLOBEC Georges Bank broad-scale sampling pattern with observational system simulation experiments. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 48, 483–499. 10.1016/S0967-0645(00)00126-0
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Model application 22
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