Model:Coastal Dune Model


Coastal Dune Model


Also known as
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Reach-Scale
Model domain Terrestrial, Coastal
One-line model description Evolution of Coastal Foredunes
Extended model description Model describing the morphodynamic evolution of vegetated coastal foredunes.
Name Orencio Durán Vinent
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Texas A&M University Engineering

University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Postal address 1 727 Ross Street
Postal address 2
Town / City College Station
Postal code 77843
State Texas
Country United States
Email address

Name Laura Moore
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Postal address 1 104 South Road
Postal address 2
Town / City Chapel Hill
Postal code 27514-3315
State North Carolina
Country United States
Email address

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS
Other platform
Programming language


Other program language
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through CSDMS repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type GPL v2
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time minutes

Describe input parameters
Input format
Other input format Model Parameters are listed in the included 'param.par' file and include (but is not limited to): wind speed, vegetation growth rate, vegetation shape, vegetation size, maximum vegetation cover density.
Describe output parameters Output is '.dat' files showing vegetation cover density and DEM of the model domain at specified time intervals
Output format
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software User's choice

Describe processes represented by the model Linearized RANS

Aeolian sediment transport Shear stress reduction by vegetation Plant growth (exponential relaxation)

Describe key physical parameters and equations Linearized RANS for turbulent boundary layer over smooth terrain

Shear stress partitioning model (work of Raupach et al 1993) Vegetation growth parameters (timescale, vegetation height, ratio of frontal to basal area)

Describe length scale and resolution constraints m- scale
Describe time scale and resolution constraints days- years
Describe any numerical limitations and issues

Describe available calibration data sets
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
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Describe ideal data for testing

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? Yes
Is there a manual available? No
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board
Comments Model requires the use of the FFTW discrete Fourier transform subroutine library. Users should independently download this library, which is available at:

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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
DOI model 10.5281/zenodo.16161
For model version 1.0
Year version submitted 2015
Link to file
DOI model 10.5281/zenodo.847746
For model version 2.0
Year version submitted 2017
Link to file
Can be coupled with:
Model info
Orencio Durán Vinent

  • Download Coastal Dune Model version: 1.0
    Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.16161
  • Download Coastal Dune Model version: 2.0
    Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.847746
Nr. of publications: 3
Total citations: 321
h-index: 2
m-quotient: 0.18
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Nr. of publications: 3
Total citations: 321
h-index: 2
m-quotient: 0.18

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Duran, O.; Moore, L. J.; 2013. Vegetation controls on the maximum size of coastal dunes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 17217–17222. 10.1073/pnas.1307580110
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2013 Coastal Dune Model
Model overview 214
Durán Vinent, O.; Moore, L. 2015. Coastal Dune Model, version 1.0.. , , 10.5281/zenodo.16161
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2015 Coastal Dune Model
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