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STWAVE


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Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework
Spatial dimensions 3D
Spatial extent Landscape-Scale, Watershed-Scale
Model domain Coastal
One-line model description Steady-State Spectral Wave Model
Extended model description STWAVE (STeady State spectral WAVE) is an easy-to-apply, flexible, robust, half-plane model for nearshore wind-wave growth and propagation. STWAVE simulates depth-induced wave refraction and shoaling, current-induced refraction and shoaling, depth- and steepness-induced wave breaking, diffraction, parametric wave growth because of wind input, and wave-wave interaction and white capping that redistribute and dissipate energy in a growing wave field.
Keywords:

wave dynamics,


First name Jane
Last name Smith
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
Postal address 1 3909 Halls Ferry Road
Postal address 2
Town / City Vicksburg
Postal code 39180
State Massachusetts
Country United States
Email address Jane.M.Smith@usace.army.mil
Phone 601-634-2079
Fax


Supported platforms Windows
Other platform
Programming language Fortran77
Other program language
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status
When did you indicate the 'code development status'?
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=SOFTWARE;9
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other NOT SURE
Memory requirements --
Typical run time --


Describe input parameters Bathymetry

Incident Wave Spectra Current Fields

Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters Selected Wave Spectra

Selected Wave Parameters Wave Parameter Fields Breaker Index Fields Radiation Stress Gradient Fields

Output format ASCII
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? Yes
Describe pre-processing software To assist STWAVE users in generating input files and visualizing output files, a user interface has been built for STWAVE within the Surface-water Modeling System (Brigham Young University Engineering Computer Graphics Laboratory (ECGL) 1997). The SMS interface supports grid generation, interpolation of current fields, generation of input spectra, visualization of wave heights, periods, and directions, and visualization of output spectra. Non-Corps users can get information from ECGL (http://www.ecgl.byu.edu).
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software The SMS interface supports grid generation, interpolation of current fields, generation of input spectra, visualization of wave heights, periods, and directions, and visualization of output spectra. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers users are supported through the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, and non-Corps users can get information from ECGL (http://www.ecgl.byu.edu).


Describe processes represented by the model STWAVE simulates depth-induced wave refraction and shoaling, current-

induced refraction and shoaling, depth- and steepness-induced wave breaking, diffraction, wind-wave growth, and wave-wave interaction and whitecapping that redistribute and dissipate energy in a growing wave field.

Describe key physical parameters and equations See manual, is uploaded
Describe length scale and resolution constraints --
Describe time scale and resolution constraints --
Describe any numerical limitations and issues Model Assumptions
  • Mild bottom slope and negligible wave reflection
  • Spatially homogeneous offshore wave conditions
  • Steady-state waves, currents, and winds
  • Linear refraction and shoaling
  • Depth-uniform current
  • Bottom friction is neglected


Describe available calibration data sets See the following studies:

http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=ARTICLES;276&g=46 http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=ARTICLES;277&g=46 http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=ARTICLES;278&g=46

Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing


Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? Corps Districts Offices, other Government Agencies, Universities, and Private

Consultants.

Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available: Media:Erdc-chl-sr-01-11.pdf
Model website if any http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=SOFTWARE;9
Model forum / discussion board --
Comments This module is interfaced via the Coastal Engineering Design and Analysis System (CEDAS) interface.


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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
Can be coupled with:
Model info
Jane Smith
Nr. of publications: 64
Total citations: 923
h-index: 14
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Nr. of publications: 64
Total citations: 923
h-index: 14



Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Smith, J.M.; Sherlock, A.R.; Resio, D.T.; 2001-01-01. STWAVE: Steady-State Spectral Wave Model User’s Manual for STWAVE, Version 3.0.. .
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2001-01-01STWAVE
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