1. General Model Information
Name: Estuary and Lake Computer Model
Main medium: aquatic
Main subject: hydrology, biogeochimstry, hydrodynamics
Organization level: Ecosystem
Type of model: not specified (3D)
Main application: research
Keywords: hydrodynamics, natural water bodies, lakes, estuary
Centre for Water Research (CWR)
The University of Western Australia,
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Western Australia.
is a three-dimensional hydrodynamics model used for predicting the velocity, temperature and salinity distribution
in natural water bodies subjected to external environmental forcing such as wind stress, surface heating or cooling.
ELCOM is designed to facilitate modelling studies of aquatic systems over time scales extending to a few weeks,
though the limit of computational feasibility depends on the size and resolution requirements of an application and
computational resources. ELCOM is suited for comparative studies of the summer and winter circulation patterns, spring versus
neap tidal cycles, or dispersal conditions under different flow regimes.
ELCOM can be run either in isolation for hydrodynamic studies, or coupled with CAEDYM for simulation of biological and chemical processes.
II. Technical Information
III. Mathematical Information
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
Last review of this document by: Juergen Bierwirth 22.03.2001
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:42 CEST 2002