This page summarizes the posts on this Web site that are about the coupling of SWAN+ADCIRC. It should provide a better starting introduction to running the model than a cursory search through the archives. Please let me know if you have any questions.
New users should begin with the first link below. It provides step-by-step instructions about how to compile and run SWAN+ADCIRC, and it has been updated as the code has been revised.
- How to Compile and Run SWAN+ADCIRC
- Example Input Files for SWAN+ADCIRC
- How to Hot-Start SWAN+ADCIRC
- Troubleshooting for SWAN+ADCIRC
Running the Model
Although the following posts do contain instructions, their focus is really on sharing our experiences while running the model. They describe a few new features as we have added them, and they illustrate some of the issues that we have faced, including some that remain works in progress.
Features Currently in Use:
- Swell Propagation on Fine Meshes
- Integral Coupling of Bottom Friction
- Wind Drag Based on Storm Sectors
- Controlling Errors with Limiters on Spectral Propagation Velocities
Finally, there are a few publications that describe SWAN+ADCIRC and its applications, especially to hurricane waves and surge in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mechanics of the Coupling:
- Modeling Hurricane Waves and Storm Surge using Integrally-Coupled, Scalable Computations
- Performance of the Unstructured-Mesh, SWAN+ADCIRC Model in Computing Hurricane Waves and Surge
Applications to Hurricane Waves and Surge:
- Origin of the Hurricane Ike Forerunner Surge
- Hurricane Gustav (2008) Waves and Storm Surge: Hindcast, Synoptic Analysis, and Validation in Southern Louisiana
- Simulating Hurricane Storm Surge in the Lower Mississippi River under Varying Flow Conditions
- Hindcast and Validation of Hurricane Ike (2008) Waves, Forerunner, and Storm Surge
- U.S. IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed : Evaluation of Tide, Wave, and Hurricane Surge Response Sensitivities to Mesh Resolution and Friction in the Gulf of Mexico