Tools

Tool name * SUNTANS
Description

SUNTANS is an advanced coastal numerical model. It solves the Navier-Stokes equation under the Boussinesq approximation. Its main strengths are that it is unstructured, non-hydrostatic and uses parallel computers.

Category All, Numerical Model
What step(s) in analysis framework 2b
What step(s) in Governance framework
inputs

Collaboration with Stanford University

Data Quality Required

Good

Modification Required

Numerical modelling always requires code modifications and improvements

Expertise Required

Programming skills and an Oceanography background are essential to implement this tool

Spatial and Temporal

It is multiscale

Outputs

SUNTANS in the Pentland Firth example allows a better understanding of tidal races and hydrodynamic characterisitcs of a such high energy area. This information has been used to address the environmental baseline linking ecosystems with physical conditions

License cost issues

No

Download

http://sourceforge.net/projects/suntans/

Literature: References & Manuals *

http://www.stanford.edu/group/suntans/cgi-bin/documentation/index.php

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