Also known as
Model type Tool
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions
Spatial extent
Model domain Marine
One-line model description Sediment compaction
Extended model description Compact a sediment column


Name Eric Hutton
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization CSDMS, INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Postal address 1 1560 30th street
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder
Postal code 80305
State Colorado
Country United States
Email address

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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 1999
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status As is, no updates are provided
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Apache public license
Program license type other
Memory requirements Minimal
Typical run time Seconds

Describe input parameters Sediment porosity, closest-packed porosity, compaction coefficient
Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters Compacted sediment porosity
Output format ASCII
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model Compaction of sediment due to overlying load
Describe key physical parameters and equations Porosity, overlying load, compaction coefficient; Athy's Law
Describe length scale and resolution constraints Vertical resolution typically meters
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Steady-state model
Describe any numerical limitations and issues Assumes mixed-grain sediment compacts linearly

Describe available calibration data sets [[Describe available calibration data::DSDP cores (see doi:10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00140-0)]]
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? None
Is there a manual available? No
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

This part will be filled out by CSDMS staff

OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100103
For model version 2.1
Year version submitted 2011
Link to file
Can be coupled with:
Model info

Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 104
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.04
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Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 104
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.04

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Bahr, David B.; Hutton, Eric W.H.; Syvitski, James P.M.; Pratson, Lincoln F.; 2001. Exponential approximations to compacted sediment porosity profiles. Computers & Geosciences, 27, 691–700. 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00140-0
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2001 Compact
Model overview 104
Hutton, E.W.H.; 2011. Compact, version 2.1.. , , 10.1594/IEDA/100103
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2011 Compact

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