MEM

Marsh Equilibrium Model

MEM is a wetlands model designed to simulate marsh dynamics under sea level rise. The captured marsh processes include sediment transport, water level rise, terrestrial and intertidal vegetative response.

Developer
University of South Carolina
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to 129.252.139.226
Spatial Resolution
The depths are given in cm
Temporal Resolution
Time step is years as the model is intended to evaluate climate change response.
Outputs
Outputs include marsh elevation and vegetation response. Model generates output graphs and tables of anticipated marsh changes.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are explicitly incorporated. Varying sea level rise rates are modelled internally.
Geographic Region
coast
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
1d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
not applicable
Coding Language
html
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic, numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Jan-02
User Manual
go to documentation at 129.252.139.226