ESM

Estuarine Simulation Model

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Estuarine Ecosystem Simulation Model (ESM) is a coastal estuary model that captures sediment transport, water quality effects, and ecosystem response processes.

Developer
VIMS
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.vims.edu
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is site dependent. River and estuary areas are subdivided into reaches for analysis.
Temporal Resolution
User defined time step range from days to years.
Outputs
Outputs include water quality and ecosystem performance.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
If climate change conditions can be captured is unknown.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
not available
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
unknown
Scenario Modeling
unknown
Coding Language
not applicable
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jan-15
User Manual
Documentation link not available