EFDC

Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code

The Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) is a surface water model of inland and coastal water bodies with hydrodynamic, sediment and contaminant transport and eutrophication processes. It is relevant to environmental assessments for management and regulatory decision making.

Developer
VIMS
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.epa.gov
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is user defined through grid setup.
Temporal Resolution
Temporal resolution is user specified with time steps vary for the flow and transport subroutines. Typical time steps are on the order of minutes.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include flow characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters can be included through manual adjustment of input parameters.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
FORTRAN
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Sep-07
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com