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AOMC F.A.Q.




What is the AOMC model?
What will it simulate?
What will it not simulate?
What hardware is required to run this model?
Is output graphical?
Is the model free?
Can I modify the program?
Is there support?
If I find a bug, what should I do?



What is the AOMC model?

The AOMC model is an Open Source Aquatic Optics Monte Carlo model. It is written in FORTRAN 90. It simulates the propagation of light in an optically shallow, vertically heterogeneous aquatic medium. The model is in continuous development. Some of the routines have been extensively tested while others are still experimental.

What will the model simulate?

The model simulates radiometric quantities (as measured by radiometers)† such as:

What will the model NOT simulate?

Currently, the model does not:

What hardware is required to run this model?

The model will run on any platform that supports a FORTRAN 90 compiler. Intel provides a somewhat free F90 compiler for Linux based PC† systems. This model was written using strict F90 standards. It has been successfully ported (1) to Windows 98 and Windows 2000 using Lahey and Compaq compilers, (2) to Linux OS using Intelís non-commercial F90 compiler, (3) and SGI using MIPS F90 compiler.

Is output graphical?

No. It is all console (command line) based. However, the output can easily be imported into a spreadsheet or a favorite graphing program. If the model is run in gridded mode (i.e. 3-dimensional mode) some output is generated in Surfer format for quick import into Surfer based applications.

Is the model free?

Yes! It follows the Open Source Definition (see accompanying license).

Can I modify the program?

Of course! The development and improvement of the model is highly encouraged. All that is asked is that proper credit(s) be given where credit is due.

Is there support?

Yes/No. It is limited. I will try to respond to inquiries in a timely manner (time permitting of course). Please make sure that you read all documents before e-mailing me questions. However, if a bug is found, please e-mail me as soon as possible so that I can post it on the web page and (hopefully) resolve the issue.

If I find a bug, what should I do?

E-mail me the suspected bug/problem. I will try to resolve the issue in a timely manner.


Last Modified on Tuesday, 27-Sep-2011 18:48:27 MST
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