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Everglades Landscape Model (ELM) Code and Documentation

At a Glance

(Zip file containing 3 files)

Authors: H. Fitz
Time period: 1980-01-01 to 2050-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1238.2

How to cite:
Fitz, H.. 2022. Everglades Landscape Model (ELM) Code and Documentation. Environmental Data Initiative. Dataset accessed 2024-02-26.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

ELM v2.8.4 source code, scripts, input data, including Doxygen-generated hyperlinked source code documentation.

Readme that is also included in the tar archive, describes basic steps to installing ELM on unix system

Complete documentation of ELM v2.8.4, chapters include data, code, performance, user's guide

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  • Dataset Abstract
    The Everglades Landscape Model (ELM) is an application instance of the generalized Ecological Landscape Modeling code package. For applications within the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER, the ELM is one of the simulation modeling tools used to a) explore hypotheses of ecosystem processes in heterogenous spatial landscapes, b) extrapolate field-scale research findings across space and time, and c) predict the evolution of the Everglades landscape in response to plausible future scenarios. For ELM v.2.8.3-4, the 2 zip-archive packages here contains 1a) all (C) source code and unix (Bourne) shell scripts used to build and run the ELM (& includes Doxygen-generated hyperlinked source code documentation of every file/function/struct/parameter), 1b) all Everglades-specific input data used in historical (1981-2000) simulations; and 2) a complete documentation report with chapters including the Introduction&Goals, Model Data, Model Structure, Model Performance, and Model User's Guide. The ELM is being applied and updated routinely. Such updated information can be found at .
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
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    N: 25.17692874, S: 25.17692874, E: -80.48978207, W: -80.48978207

    Greater Everglades, continuous spatial landscape of model-domain's irregular polygon within this bounding rectangle. Does not including the major urban and ag regions within this rectangle.
    N: 26.7020565056, S: 25.0426015137, E: -80.1884316177, W: -81.2703220167

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    Intellectual Rights
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  • Keywords
    FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, LTER, ecosystem processes, model, landscape change, hydrology, soil properties, biogeochemical processes, simulation
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: FCE LTER Information Manager
    • Address: Institute of Environment
      Florida International University
      Miami, FL 33199