DOI: 10.3390/jmse11081606 ISSN:

SMS-Coastal, a New Python Tool to Manage MOHID-Based Coastal Operational Models

Fernando Mendonça, Flávio Martins, João Janeiro
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

This paper presents the Simulation Management System for Operational Coastal Hydrodynamic Models, or SMS-Coastal, and its novel methodology designed to automate forecast simulations of coastal models. Its working principle features a generic framework that can be easily configured for other applications, and it was implemented with the Python programming language. The system consists of three main components: the Forcing Processor, Simulation Manager, and Data Converter, which perform operations such as the management of forecast runs and the download and conversion of external forcing data. The SMS-Coastal was tested on two model realisations using the MOHID System: SOMA, a model of the Algarve coast in Portugal, and BASIC, a model of the Cartagena Bay in Colombia. The tool proved to be generic enough to handle the different aspects of the models, being able to manage both forecast cycles.

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