Model:DeltaRCM Vegetation


DeltaRCM Vegetation


Also known as
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
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Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent
Model domain Coastal
One-line model description Delta-building model DeltaRCM expanded to include vegetation
Extended model description The delta-building model DeltaRCM expanded to included vegetation effects. Vegetation colonizes, grows, and dies, and influences the delta through increasing bank stability and providing resistance to flow. Vegetation was implemented to represent marsh grass type plants, and parameters of stem diameter, carrying capacity, logistic growth rate, and rooting depth can be altered.

delta, vegetation, delta evolution,

Name Rebecca Lauzon
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization
Postal address 1
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Town / City Rochester
Postal code 14620
Country United States
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Supported platforms
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Programming language


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Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2016
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 2017
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
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Program license type BSD or MIT X11
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time days

Describe input parameters No files required. Sediment composition, vegetation parameters, SLRR, run time, grid size, water and sediment discharge and other similar parameters can be modified directly within the code.
Input format
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Describe output parameters Grids of water surface elevation, discharge, bed elevation, and vegetation density values for each cell. Additionally, sand fraction of each vertical cell within a grid cell.
Output format
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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
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Describe any numerical limitations and issues Use with high rates of SLR will require additional work on the vegetation rules; currently with both vegetation and high rates of SLR the simple water routing rules are unable to consistently route water to the shoreline.

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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
PyMT component
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.5281/zenodo.143243
For model version 1.0
Year version submitted 2018
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  • Download DeltaRCM Vegetation version: 1.0
    Doi: 10.5281/zenodo.143243
Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 14
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.17

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Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 14
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.17

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Lauzon, Rebecca; Murray, A. Brad; 2018. Comparing the Cohesive Effects of Mud and Vegetation on Delta Evolution. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 10,437–10,445. 10.1029/2018GL079405
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2018 DeltaRCM Vegetation
Model overview 14
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