SWASH

Simulating Waves till Shore

Simulating Waves till Shore (SWASH) is a coastal model and capabilities include near shore wave dynamics, wave-wave, wave-current and wave-structure interactions, ocean circulation dynamics, storm surge dynamics and tide dynamics.

Developer
TU Delft
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to swash.sourceforge.net
Spatial Resolution
The terrain following sigma coordinate systems are used for the vertical grid. The horizontal grid is rectilinear or curvilinear and cell size can range from cm to km is size.
Temporal Resolution
Explicit and semi-implicit time stepping (theta-method) can be used and steps range from seconds to hours. The time step can be dynamically adjusted by the Courant number.
Outputs
Model predicts surface elevation, wave height, velocity fields, turbulence, transport constituents, and pressure characteristics for the system.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are incorporated through manipulation of input files.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
high
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
FORTRAN
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
24-Aug-19
User Manual
go to documentation at swash.sourceforge.net