D-WAQ PART

Delft3D Water Quality Particle Tracking

The Delft3D Water Quality Particle Tracking (D-WAQ PART) simulates transport and water quality with a means of a particle tracking method.

Developer
Deltares
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to content.oss.deltares.nl
Spatial Resolution
D-WAQ PART is best suited for studies over the mid-field range (200 m - 15 km) of instantaneaous or continuous releases, simulation of a plume (for example oil-spill), and modelling of the transport of substances such as salt, bacteria, rhodamine dye, oil, BOD, or other conservative or decaying chemical substances (following first-order kinetics).
Temporal Resolution
The time step is flexible and determined by the user. It can be on the order of minutes, hours, or days. However, the time-scale of simulations is usually limited to a few weeks.
Outputs
Output from D-WAQ PART is stored in several different ways: 1. For selected observation points, at specified time intervals (history file) 2. For the entire computational grid, at specified time intervals (map file) 3. For a user-defined area, known as the Zoom Grid Output at specified time intervals
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
ecosystem
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are not explicitly incorporated.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
GUI, FORTRAN
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
5-May-19
User Manual
go to documentation at content.oss.deltares.nl