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, 3D
Spatial extent
Model domain Marine
One-line model description A 2D/3D model of carbonate cyclicity
Extended model description A 2D or 3D model of carbonate sediment production and transport that generates high-frequency platform top auto and allocycles as well as various aspects of large scale platform geomtry


Name Peter Burgess
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Shell International E&P
Postal address 1
Postal address 2
Town / City Rijswijk
Postal code 2288 GS
Country Netherlands
Email address
Phone +(31) 610 97 3376

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux
Other platform
Programming language


Other program language
Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 1998
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 2005
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 CSDMS repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other --
Memory requirements Variable
Typical run time Minutes to hours

Describe input parameters Various text files defining initial conditions and parameter values
Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters A 3D cube of model strata coded by water depth of deposition and thickness transported versus thickness deposited in-situ per time step
Output format ASCII
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software GMT routines or Matlab
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
Other visualization software GMT

Describe processes represented by the model Subsidence and uplift

Eustatic oscillations Water depth dependent in-situ carbonate production Spatial variations in sediment production rate Depth dependent sediment transport Diffusional sediment transport

Describe key physical parameters and equations See Burgess et al. (2001), Basin Research
Describe length scale and resolution constraints 10s to 100s km length scale
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Internal time step years to decades

Model chron resolution 1000 years Total run time 1-10 My

Describe any numerical limitations and issues Diffusion and other sediment transport routines require short time steps

Describe available calibration data sets Any outcrop data showing (or purporting to show) cyclical platform interior strata
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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? No, but open to suggestions
Is there a manual available? No
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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
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100106
For model version 0.1
Year version submitted 2011
Link to file
Can be coupled with:
Model info

Nr. of publications: 7
Total citations: 467
h-index: 6
m-quotient: 0.19
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Nr. of publications: 7
Total citations: 467
h-index: 6
m-quotient: 0.19

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Burgess, P.M.; Wright, V.P.; Emery, D. 2001. Numerical forward modelling of peritidal carbonate parasequence development: implications for outcrop interpretation. Basin Research, 13, 1–16. 10.1046/j.1365-2117.2001.00130.x
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2001 Cyclopath

Model overview

Burgess, P.M.; 2011. Cyclopath, version 0.1.. , , 10.1594/IEDA/100106
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2011 Cyclopath
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