General Informations

  • Name of the source code file: ElmerDEM.c


Creates a (horizontally stair-stepped) mesh from a given Digital Elevation Model (DEM) that can contain a bedrock, surface as well as a thickness DEM (where one is redundant if all three are provided). The purpose of this c program is similar to MshGlacierDEM but the interpolation is different (TRUE?). TODO: Which interpolation is used?

Compilation command

Usually cc stands for the system C-compiler. If not so, please, replace with the corresponding command of your system.

cc ElmerDEM.c -o ElmerDEM -lm

the -lm links the math-library (not necessary on some compilers).

Calling command

ElmerDEM -h

displays information on options:

ElmerDEM usage:
ElmerDEM bedrock icethickness surface header output-dir layers

Input files have to contain a digital elevation model
of the /bedrock/, the /icethickness/ and the free /surface/;
each consisting of N rows,  containing M columns.
Structure of /header/ file:
minx miny
/minx/ and /miny/ give define the S-E corner point coordinates.
/dxy/ declares the step-width in horizontal direction
/NoVal/ numeric value declaring missing data
/MinDepth/ is the minimum ice-depth (values below will be reset)

/gamma/ is a nonlinearity factor. (gamma>0 concentrates elements near the bed).

Rows are asumed to be aligned with W-E (x), columns
with N-S (y) direction. Hence quadrilateral shape is asumed.

output is written into directory /output-dir/.

Final mesh will contain /layers/ element levels
WARNING: files in an already existing output-directory may be overwritten!


mesh/elmerdem.txt · Last modified: 2012/11/20 06:02 by gag
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