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Model domain Coastal, Terrestrial
One-line model description Sedimentary process modeling software
Extended model description Another derivative of the original SEDSIM, completely rewritten from scratch. It uses finite differences (in addition to the original particle-cell method) to speed up steady flow calculations. It also incorporates compaction algorithms. A general description has been published.

geologic process, sedimentary record, compaction,

Name Daniel Tetzlaff
Type of contact Technical contact
Institute / Organization Schlumberger
Postal address 1 5599 San Felipe Ave.
Postal address 2 suite 1700
Town / City Houston
Postal code 77063
State Texas
Country United States
Email address
Phone 713-513-2182

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Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 2001
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 2006
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Program license type Other
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Memory requirements 2GB
Typical run time 20 minutes

Describe input parameters Initial topography.

Initial subsurface layering, if any. Properties of existing rocks/sediments. Sea-level change curve. Sources of flow and sediment, sources of wave action, boundary conditions Externally imposed vertical tectonics as a function of horizontal position and time

Input format ASCII
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Describe output parameters Free-surface flow and wave action through time.

Erosion and deposition through time. Optionally, compaction, including porosity reduction.

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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
Other visualization software Proprietary

Describe processes represented by the model Free-surface flow including wave action

Clastic erosion, transport, deposition Compaction (load-based, vertical porous flow, full 3D porous flow) Rudimentary carbonate growth

Describe key physical parameters and equations Shallow-water equations for fluid flow

Separate equations for wave propagation Shield's criterion and transport capacity criterion for clastic transport (similar to SEDSIM) Sigle-phase flow in porous media for vertical and 3D compaction options.

Describe length scale and resolution constraints From a few hundred m to a few hundred Km
Describe time scale and resolution constraints From seconds to about 100,000 years.
Describe any numerical limitations and issues Can be very slow in complex systems.

Describe available calibration data sets None available
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Describe available test data sets None available
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Describe ideal data for testing Laboratory and field data of free-surface flow and clastic transport rates.

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? I am interested in collaboration, but it may be difficult due to proprietary restrictions.
Is there a manual available? No
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Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board
Comments This model is unlikely to become available in any form other than snapshots of output. It is provided for reference.

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
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