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Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
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Spatial dimensions
Spatial extent Reach-Scale
Model domain Coastal, Marine
One-line model description Sorted Bedform Model
Extended model description The Sorted Bedform Model (SBM) addresses the formation mechanism for sorted bedforms present on inner continental shelf environments.

sorted bed forms formation, continental shelf,

Name A. Brad Murray
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization Duke University
Postal address 1 Box 90230
Postal address 2
Town / City Durham
Postal code 27708-0230
State North Carolina
Country United States
Email address
Phone 919 681-5069
Fax 919 684-5833

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS
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Programming language


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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2003
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
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 BSD or MIT X11
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time days

Describe input parameters Currently set up to modify the initial conditions (run time, wave height, current velocity, current dir., etc.) from within the source code.
Input format
Other input format
Describe output parameters Output files provide snapshots of the bedform domain during its evolution. They containing elevation of bedform domain, the percentage full of sediment for all cells in the top layer, and the percent of coarse material in those top cells. Furthermore, there is output for the percent coarse of every cell in the domain (not just the top layer) for analyzing stratigraphic profiles.
Output format
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? Yes
Describe post-processing software Some visualization software is required to compare model outputs from different times to understand the temporal evolution of sorted bedforms within the domain
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes Matlab
Other visualization software

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Describe key physical parameters and equations
Describe length scale and resolution constraints
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Describe any numerical limitations and issues

Describe available calibration data sets
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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

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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/100159
For model version 0.1
Year version submitted 2011
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Model info
A. Brad Murray

Nr. of publications: 5
Total citations: 294
h-index: 4
m-quotient: 0.2
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Nr. of publications: 5
Total citations: 294
h-index: 4
m-quotient: 0.2

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Murray, A.Brad; Thieler, E.Robert; 2004. A new hypothesis and exploratory model for the formation of large-scale inner-shelf sediment sorting and “rippled scour depressions”. Continental Shelf Research, 24, 295–315. 10.1016/j.csr.2003.11.001
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2004 SBM
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Murray, A.B.; 2011. SBM, version 0.1.. , , 10.1594/IEDA/100159
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2011 SBM

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