Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System
The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) deals with the Earth's surface and the observable and projected changes constantly taking place. Based on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, the CSDMS project involves a diverse community of experts promoting the modeling of earth surface processes by working with and developing integrated software modules that predict the erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment and solutes in landscapes and sedimentary basins.
In early 2007 James Syvitski, formerly the director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), Boulder, CO and currently a professor at the University of Colorado in the Department of Geological Sciences, was awarded a multimillion-dollar cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to coordinate this national effort and develop the CSDMS project.
- Syvitski, J.P.M.; Paola, R., Slingerland, R., Furbish, D., Wiberg, P., and Tucker, G. (2004). Building a community surface Dynamics modeling system rationale and strategy. A Report to the National Science Foundation. State College, Pennsylvania: Penn State University. p. 41.
- Peckham, Scott D. "valuation of Model Coupling Frameworks for Use by the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS)". Retrieved 21 September 2010.
- Peckham, Scott D.; Hutton, Eric (December 2009). "Componentizing, standardizing and visualizing: How CSDMS is building a new system for integrated modeling from open-source tools and standards". AGU Fall Meeting: N11A–1045. Bibcode:2009AGUFMIN11A1045P.