Advanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC)
ADCIRC simulates tidal circulation and storm surge propagation over large computational domains, eliminating the need for imposing approximate open-water boundary conditions that can create inaccuracies in model results, while simultaneously providing high resolution in areas of complex shoreline and bathymetry where it is needed to maximize simulation accuracy.
Targeted areas for ADCIRC application include continental shelves, nearshore coastal areas, inlets and estuaries.
Typical ADCIRC applications include the following:
- prediction of storm surge and flooding
- modeling tides and wind driven circulation
- larval transport studies
- near shore marine operations
- dredging feasibility and material disposal studies