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Wind and Pressure at Adcirc control model

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Hi,

When using the Adcirc model (Adcirc control model) is it possible I introduce different datasets for wind and atmospheric pressure along the domain or should the data be the same in all the domain? Also, are these values stationary or is it possible to read data files along the time (they change with time)?

Thanks for your help.

Amy

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Hi,

See the following information from our wiki (http://xmswiki.com/xms/SMS:ADCIRC_Model_Control)

ADCIRC can model and compute wind velocities and stresses. The ADCIRC model is able to use wind data from a variety of different file types. The SMS interface is not able to read and create all of the available wind data file types. There are three types that SMS is able to read and create. Even though SMS does not read and create these other file types, it does tell ADCIRC that there is data there, where it is, and how to access it for a simulation to run correctly.

One of the parameters found in the fort.22 file (Single File Meteorological Forcing Input File) will tell a user which of the wind data file types SMS can read and create. The first parameter specified in the fort.22 file is called the NWS value. This value represents what type of wind data is in the file. It can range from 0 to 100+. SMS can read and create fort.22 files that are of the NWS value of 1, 2, or 5. All other values of the NWS value are only shown and directed to the ADCIRC model by SMS so that a simulation will run correctly.

You can find documentation of the ADCIRC fort 22 formats here.

http://www.adcirc.org/documentv46/fort_22.html

Unfortunately at this time you will need to prepare these files outside of SMS. Some of these formats are based upon grided data others based upon the actual locations of the ADCIRC grid. You will need to review these to see how it would be easiest to get your data into one of these formats.

Good luck. I hope this helps.

Hi,

When using the Adcirc model (Adcirc control model) is it possible I introduce different datasets for wind and atmospheric pressure along the domain or should the data be the same in all the domain? Also, are these values stationary or is it possible to read data files along the time (they change with time)?

Thanks for your help.

Amy

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