The iSAM model is a large-scale, 2D TELEMAC tidal flow model developed at IMDC. The model includes Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, as well as the Southeast Asian and Northern Australian waters in between. In addition to tidal forcing, the model can be also imposed with meteorological forces consisting of wind and air pressure fields for running in either operational forecast or hindcast mode.
The iSAM model can be used to generate boundary conditions for more refined project specific models, which can be adjusted according to the clients requirements. The more refined models allow detailed assessment of local hydrodynamics, sediment transport and medium to long term morphological changes.