An Experimental Model Using a Graphical User Interfaceby David G. Kleinschmidt, Univ of Maine, Orono, United States,
Bryan R. Pearce, Univ of Maine, Orono, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes a program named Plume which runs on a microcomputer. The intended function of the program is to enhance an investigator's understanding of the estuarine environment in which he or she is working. It does this through two mechanisms. One is to present previously calculated water velocity and height data in a manner that allows real time observation of time dependent processes. The other is a particle tracking model which can be used to follow substances which have been deposited within the area under study. Plume features an interactive graphic user interface which allows the operator to control data displayed, and also allows extensive control of the model's parameters while a run is in progress.
Subject Headings: Water resources | Data processing | Graphic methods | Plumes | Computer software | Flow simulation | Estuaries | Model analysis
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