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Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent
Model domain Coastal
One-line model description Regional Coastal Processes Wave Model
Extended model description RCPWAVE is a 2D steady state monocromatic short wave model for simulating wave propagation over arbitrary bahymetry.

wave model, nearshore,

Name Mark Gravens
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization US
Postal address 1 3909 Halls Ferry Road
Postal address 2
Town / City Vicksburg
Postal code 39180
State Mississippi
Country United States
Email address
Phone 601-634-3809
Fax 601-634-4314

Supported platforms
Other platform
Programming language


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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 1984
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 1989
Code development status
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Model availability
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other Commercial
Memory requirements Typical
Typical run time Minutes to hours

Describe input parameters 2D bathymetric grid, offshore boundary wave height period and direction
Input format ASCII, Binary
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Describe output parameters wave height, period, and direction throughout the specified computational domain
Output format ASCII, Binary
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Pre-processing software needed? Yes
Describe pre-processing software Yes, pre- and post-processing, and visualiztion tools provided in software package
Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software Yes, pre- and post-processing, and visualiztion tools provided in software package
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software Provided

Describe processes represented by the model Computes wave refraction and diffraction processes over an arbitrary bathymetry constrained only to have mild bottom slopes.
Describe key physical parameters and equations Linear nearshore wave transformation numerical model for estimating wave transformation over an arbitrary bathymetry constrained to have mild bottom slopes. The model is based on the numerical solution of the parabolic approximation of the velocity potential of the forward scattered wave field.
Describe length scale and resolution constraints regional scale model
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Steady state model
Describe any numerical limitations and issues Linear wave theory

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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? --
Is there a manual available? No
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Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board
Comments RCPWAVE is distributed as a component of the Coastal Engineering Design and Analysis System (CEDAS).

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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
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Model info
Mark Gravens
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