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ADCIRC: An Advanced Three-Dimensional Circulation Model for Shelves, Coasts and Estuaries, I: Theory and Methodology of ADCIRC-2DDI and ADCIRC-3DL

The report describes the theory, methodology, and verification of the finite element numerical model ADCIRC. The model was developed to produce long numerical simulations on the order of a year for very large computational domains: for example, the entire east coast of the United States. The model was designed for high computational efficiency and was tested extensively for both hydrodynamic accuracy and numerical stability. Results of the tests are included in the report.

Publisher - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Waterways Experiment Station

Subjects - Water, Modelling

Collection: Section 2: Water Quality (2014)


Citation: Luettich RA, Westerink JJ, Schneffner NW. 1992. ADCIRC: An Advanced Three-Dimensional Circulation Model for Shelves, Coasts and Estuaries, I: Theory and Methodology of ADCIRC-2DDI and ADCIRC-3DL. Washington (DC): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Waterways Experiment Station; DRP-92-6. 137 pp http://www.unc.edu/ims/adcirc/publications/1992/1992_Luettich02.pdf