Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5211–5228, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5211-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5211–5228, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5211-2020

Development and technical paper 02 Nov 2020

Development and technical paper | 02 Nov 2020

Development of a submerged aquatic vegetation growth model in the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere–Wave–Sediment Transport (COAWST v3.4) model

Tarandeep S. Kalra et al.

Data sets

Numerical model of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) growth dynamics in West Falmouth Harbor N. K. Ganju and T. S. Kalra https://doi.org/10.5066/P998IJGG

Idealized numerical model for Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) growth dynamics T. S. Kalra and N. K. Ganju, https://doi.org/10.5066/P973NL8J

Model code and software

A Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Wave Sediment Transport Numerical Modeling System (COAWST) J. C. Warner, N. K. Ganju, C. R. Sherwood, K. Tarandeep, A. Aretxabaleta, R. He, J. Zambon, and N. Kumar https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NQUAOW

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Short summary
The paper covers the description of a 3-D open-source model that dynamically couples the biophysical interactions between submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), hydrodynamics (currents, waves), sediment dynamics, and nutrient loading. Based on SAV growth model, SAV can use growth or dieback while contributing and sequestering nutrients from the water column (modifying the biological environment) and subsequently affect the hydrodynamics and sediment transport (modifying the physical environment).