Model:D'Alpaos model


D'Alpaos model

This code has been community reviewed and published in the open access Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)


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Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
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Model domain Coastal
One-line model description Tidal network and marsh model
Extended model description Long-term ecomorphodynamic model of the initiation and development of tidal networks and of the adjacent marsh platform, accounting for vegetation influence and relative sea level rise effects

ecomorphodynamics, salt Marsh - tidal Flat evolution,

Name Andrea D'Alpaos
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of Padova
Postal address 1 via Loredan, 20
Postal address 2 via Giotto, 1
Town / City Padova
Postal code 35131
Country Italy
Email address
Phone +390498275757
Fax +390498275446

Supported platforms
Other platform
Programming language

Fortran77, Fortran90

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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2003
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Program license type GPL v2
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time hours to days

Describe input parameters Sediment availability, vegetation characteristics, tidal forcing, rate of relative sea level rise, tidal network configuration and marsh topography if an actual domain is considered.
Input format ASCII
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Describe output parameters Channel network configuration and morphology, marsh platform elevations, erosion and accretion rates, relevant geomorphological features
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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? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
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Describe processes represented by the model The model describes the tidal-network initiation and development, and the vertical accretion of the adjacent marsh platform. Tidal network development is driven by the exceedance of a local hydrodynamic bottom shear stress, controlled by water surface gradients. Marsh vertical growth is modeled by using a sediment balance equation acconting for erosion and deposition terms. The deposition terms account for sediment settling, trapping and organic production.
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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? Yes
Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
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