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The Coupled-Ocean-Atmospherre-Wave-Sediment Transport Modeling System (COAWST) modeling system currently contains the following sophisticated systems:

Graphic of COAWST modeling system data fields exchange

Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere – Wave – Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System, which is integrated by the Model Coupling Toolkit to exchange data fields between the ocean model ROMS, the atmosphere model WRF, the wave model SWAN.  This graphic shows data fields exchanged between each model.

(Credit: John Warner, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)

Coupler: Model Coupling Toolkit (MCT) - a set of open-source software tools for creating coupled models.

Ocean: Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) - a free-surface, terrain- following, primitive equations ocean model widely used by the scientific community for a diverse range of applications.

Atmosphere: Weather Research and Forecast Model (WRF) - a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed for both atmospheric research and operational forecasting applications. Hydrologic Rainfall-Runoff Model (WRF_Hydro) - both a stand-alone hydrological modeling architecture as well as a coupling architecture for coupling of hydrological models with atmospheric models.

Wave(s): Simulating Waves Nearshore (SWAN) - a third-generation wave model that computes random, short-crested wind-generated waves in coastal regions and inland waters. WAVEWATCH III  - a state-of-the-art spectral wave modeling system Infragravity wave model (InWave) - Infragravity wave driver.

Sediment Transport: USGS Community Sediment Models (CSTMS) - an open-source numerical model for sediment-transport in coastal regions.

Sea Ice: Sea Ice Model

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