ADCIRC

Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) Model for Shelves, Coastal Seas, and Estuaries

ADCIRC is a coastal model that is comprised of a system of computer programs that utilize the finite element method to solve time dependent, free surface circulation and transport problems in two and three dimensions. ADCIRC is capable of modeling storm surge dynamics, tidal and wind ocean circulation, and sediment and larvae transport.

Developer
University of North Carolina and the University of Notre Dame
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to adcirc.org
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution grid is comprised of unstructured and flexible cells. Free surface terrain defines the vertical dimension. The model can be 2D or 3D.
Temporal Resolution
The temporal resolution is user defined.
Outputs
Outputs are provided in a netcdf file format.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters are accounted for through the input forcing files.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
limited
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
high
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
FORTRAN
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical, simulation
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
14-Nov-19
User Manual
go to documentation at adcirc.org