Modeling of Physical-Biological Interactions using the Open-Source Connectivity Modeling System

Session ID#: 9651

Session Description:
Numerical models of planktonic organisms have emerged as a powerful tool for investigating linkage and mixing, and the spatial history of successful migrants. These models typically use a Lagrangian particle-tracking framework to explicitly simulate individuals and their interactions with environmental variables from hydrodynamic models. Here we propose a tutorial for the Connectivity Modeling System (CMS), a multi-scale application developed to study biophysical interactions, the probability distribution of biotic or abitoc inertial particles in the ocean (e.g., micro plastic, carbohydrates) and Lagrangian descriptions of oceanic phenomena (advection, dispersion, retention). 

 The requirements for these applications are often computationally complex and deman large data management efforts. The CMS is able to resolve these requirements and has thus a growing number of users worldwide. As practice for open-source codes, accurate statistics of usage are not computed, however it's first version alone presents a total of 288 downloads. So far, 37 peer review publications used CMS. The model package includes a detailed User's Guide, but the crescent number of users and flexibility of the model configure rations have resulted in a growing need for discussions and inquiries responses via the CMS Discussion Groups (both on the repository and an email list open to users).

Moderator:  Baris Salihoglu, Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences, Mersin, Turkey
Primary Presenter:  Claire B Paris, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Presenters:  Ana-Carolina Vaz, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States and Sally Wood, Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom
Index Terms:

1622 Earth system modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1902 Community modeling frameworks [INFORMATICS]
4220 Coral reef systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
  • ED - Education and Outreach
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • PO - Physical Oceanography/Ocean Circulation
  • TE - Tropical and Equatorial Environments