1. General Model Information


Acronym: PLUMES

Main medium: aquatic
Main subject: biogeochemistry , hydrology
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: partial differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: marine,freshwater,pollutant


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PLUMES model / documentation

PLUMES includes two initial dilution plume models (RSB and UM) and a model interface manager for preparing common input and running the models. Two farfield algorithms are automatically initiated beyond the zone of initial dilution. PLUMES also incorporates the flow classification scheme of the Cornell Mixing Zone Models (CORMIX) with recommendations for model usage, thereby providing a linkage between the systems. PLUMES models are intended for use with plumes discharged to marine and some freshwater bodies. Both buoyant and dense plumes, single sources, and many diffuser outfall configurations can be modeled.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s):

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II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web


VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: Thu Sep 18 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:47 CEST 2002

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