What's New in EFDC_Explorer

Release 10.3.5 (210826)

August 2021

  • Export images at specific resolutions for 2DH
  • SGZ layering distribution
  • Interpolation for temperature data series when update SGZ layer
  • Updated SGZ Redistribute Flow, Salinity, Temperature data series based on new layering
  • Added maximum absolute error MAE statistic
  • Updated getting value for sediment flux
  • Updated Biota growth factor: Limiting Nutrient: P or N
  • Removed QA check for the number of weighting maps
  • Improved approach for evaporation
  • Propwash with scale factor
  • Change number of series without hit enter
  • Added warning message when delete diagenesis zone
  • Block Shading WC with Layer
  • Text in statistical reports
  • Date time axis min max value issue
  • Charting tool- Legend Editing, tickmark
  • Update Warmstart for RPEM
  • Export bitmap for second screen
  • Added check for number of cells in open boundary group
  • Added checking cell duplicated in BS group when reading EFDC.INP
  • Adding a Biota Group crash issue
  • Convective Heat transfer value not saved after uncheck vary with wind speed option
  • Toxics IC for DOC & POC
  • Sigma Zed layer issue and added apply specified bottom layers by polygons
  • Bed Temperature timeseries
  • Patch for warm starts using old model output
  • Disable writing status loading cruise track in to work log form
  • Legend does not resize when add new biota density layer
  • EE longitudinal plot issues
  • Label at the tick is not saved
  • Use existing model extractions
  • Changing scale modifier effects ship track
  • SEDZLJ bedload vector shows too
  • QSER when convert Standard Sigma to SGZ Specified Bottom Layer
  • Set fix size for arrow header on the legend
  • Weighting for atmospheric TS
  • Reading wind function factor in C46C issue
  • Warm Start with Biota
  • Disable Time display on the legend
  • Ice option 1 option 2 corrections
  • Draw New Polyline issue
  • Layout for TS of BC External Data
  • Vector scale in BedLoad vector layer
  • 2DH View legend vector arrow head size
  • Legend invisible when reading layout file
  • Draw ship, track with EN scale factor issue
  • Reading cruise data in one cell issue
  • Export Bitmap with specific size for TimeSerie, Longitude Profiles, Vertical Profiles
  • Loading measured data issue
  • Load Existing Extracted data for station parameter is null
  • Legend invisible when reading layout file
  • Tweaks in viewing Biota 2DH
  • Crash when plot VP in calibration tool
  • EE read sediment bed output issue
  • Layout issue for correlation plots
  • Generating animation time is not consistent
  • Checkbox for load data was cut off
  • Linkages of 10 seconds output frequency issue
  • Load layout TS in menu item for calibration TS
  • Save and load layout setting of time series calibration
  • Issue in layout for flux tool TS
  • Plotting time step history in model has no output causes crash
  • WQ Initial Condition form issue
  • 3D View Value Clipping
  • Chart Axes label font setting
  • Setting Initial Conditions using Vertical Profile

Release 10.3.4 (210629)

June 2021

  • Load legacy version model
  • Extract average time-series of data
  • Automatically unchecks the “use” column when loading old models
  • Generate Radial Grid issue
  • Flip indices issue
  • Disable the rotation angle
  • Autofit by the content for grid view
  • Rating table issue
  • Boundary Mass Loading Tool
  • Crash when adding a new flow data series
  • Update mass loading
  • Open Boundary Forcing Approach issue
  • Check row index when double click on cell
  • IC for ice thickness not working
  • Weighting for Flow TS data edit
  • Flow weighting issue
  • Switch TWET options
  • ATM/Wind/Ice weighting issues
  • Crash when modify Temperature module
  • Tweak in GUI WQ
  • Insert rows and add blank row for boundary time series
  • Reading the legacy WQ output model
  • Reading C44 of WQ3DWC.inp issue
  • Saving wqalgsr01.inp, wqcsrXX.inp input file
  • Timing Frame issue
  • Parsing number issue
  • Propwash animation issue
  • Biota legend in 2DH issue
  • Tweaks in WQ biota in viewing options
  • Tweaks in auto-generate statistic form
  • Tab keystroke, Lat/Long and X/Y precision issue
  • Updates for precision issue
  • Label Alignment
  • Propwash output display
  • Update 2DH Background
  • Win10 Home China font issues
  • Update rotation of 3D object
  • Incorrect loading and colors for DAE 3D object

Release 10.3.3 (210611)

June 2021

  • Time-series data format
  • Added new 3D Block View Option
  • 3D Clipping/Blanking
  • Changed Demo Version to Demo Mode
  • Format for the time in the ship track point info
  • Added missing buttons action in Temperature input setting form
  • Tweaks to the bed heat exchange and bed temperature settings
  • Incorrect reading/writing with TEMB.INP and TEMPB.INP files
  • Relative humidity conversion issue
  • Missing the first ship in propwash Get Online Info
  • Name of ASER.INP file did not change in the form
  • Layout Control naming issues
  • 2DH does not display the correct value of bed heat
  • Missing the first timestep in Flux Tool timeseries
  • Crash when inputting hydraulic lookup table time series, high-frequency dates, input string for grid generation
  • Module control bug for SEDZLJ
  • Propwash imported with high-resolution AIS data with seconds but cannot have split tracks
  • Generate Uniform Grid by a polygon with a rotation angle
  • Invalid time step for SWAN input setting
  • Factor to modify Phosphorus to Carbon ratio
  • Missing the last row in WAVECELL.INP when saving model
  • Incorrect non-cohesive class name in the display

Release 10.3.2 (210525)

May 2021

  • WQ report format
  • Propwash model report format
  • Ability to save WQ models from EEMS10.3 to EEMS8.5 format and GVC
  • PROPWASH_TRACKS.JNP and track line formatting
  • Conversion of TWET to humidity for ASER file
  • Added skip labels in cell map.
  • Updated Model Analysis
  • WQ series interpolate for all constituents when add new rows and duplicate value for all of constituents if insert value at end of time.
  • Conversion of WQ mass loading to concentration series
  • WQ IC’s issue, WQ data series issue
  • Reading WQALGG.INP and updating the legacy model biota ICs
  • Updated checking the ISWASP variable in C05 when writing EFDC.INP
  • Carbon to phosphorus ratio (WQAPCM) with WQ_BIOTA file issue
  • WQ reaeration parameters and zones
  • Reading WQBENFLX.INP file
  • Reaeration type in WQ zone
  • TS Comparisons parameter for multiple dyes
  • Chinese and Korean fonts in folder paths
  • Changing the number of cells when generating a uniform grid.
  • Boundary label editing issue
  • Set elevation for the background image not working in 3D.
  • Current page of the vertical profile was not matching.
  • EE crash when view vertical profile plot in Model Analysis.
  • Ensure the layouts files and folders direct to the current model by default.
  • Hangs when importing large wind file.
  • Error Statistics report issue
  • Symbols and background image in 3D disappears after changing style.
  • Incorrect orientation of the grid in the cell map when adding cells.
  • Class setting frame disappears after selecting some dye classes issue.
  • Updated grid layer when model grid is changed
  • Saving the options show ship in propwash mesh issue
  • Incorrect position of ship in propwash mesh issue
  • Timing frame and fame control icon seem to be hidden in 3DV
  • Crashed when changing number of layers in some cases.
  • Part of the model domain disappears when zooming in 3D
  • Uniform Grid Generation issue
  • Adding cells in Cell Map issue
  • Crash after assigning IC temperature
  • Watermark for demo license

Release 10.3.1 (210415)

April 2021

  • Sediment diagenesis parameter codes in calibration tool
  • GUI alignment and fonts
  • Changed file name WQWCRST to WQ_WCRST
  • Shellfish farm report
  • Conversion of point source and mass loading
  • Set control for demo license
  • Reaeration options
  • Added hide mesh points outside of grid domain option
  • Added algae and zooplankton IC in the report for WQ IC
  • Auth0 for demo license and analytics
  • Line Statistics issue
  • Algae data series changes when deleting algal groups
  • Kinetic option ISWQLVL>1 when use model selection EFDC+ and WQ C30 CONCENTRATION TIME SERIES DATA issue
  • Reading WQ3DWC.JNP issue
  • WQ point source issue
  • C46 header format from EEMS8.5, and writing EFDC.INP for 8.5
  • Updated precision time of propwash track points to seconds
  • Clear current track data before importing
  • Compute optimal solar radiation issue
  • Crash when deactivating parameters
  • Not displaying labels in 3D View correctly
  • Issues with vertical profiles
  • Editing time-varying concentration time series
  • Editing shellfish harvest
  • Grouping hydraulic structures BC issue C32 in EFDC.INP legacy models
  • Crash when assigning temperature IC
  • IRELH=0 for using TWET in ASER
  • Flow boundary group when saving a model
  • Missing algae series
  • Sediment bed IC issue
  • Add/remove BC cell impacting concentration settings
  • Export LPT layer
  • Editing layer in 2DH View
  • Markers and labels issues
  • Initial options for animation and speed issue in vertical and longitudinal profiles
  • Autoscale with view issue
  • WSEL Range displaying incorrect values
  • Text changed with different screen resolution and Chinese Windows

Release 10.3 (210315)

March 2021

  • Online background maps
  • Propeller wash GUI
  • Major update to the biota interface (WQ GUI) to support unlimited macrophyte/periphyton and zooplankton groups
  • Improved wind wave GUI and user options

Release 10.2.4 (210205)

February 2021

  • Constant concentration GUI when setting constant flows for WQ
  • Saving the series name in Boundaries Data Series form for WQ
  • Saving the model when turn on/off the WQ module
  • Issues related to hydraulic structure GUI
  • Hydraulic structure rules and triggers
  • Dye precision issue
  • Moving control points in Generate Uniform Grid
  • Uniform bed IC creation process for original EFDC sediment model
  • Model nesting issue for temperature
  • Rule assignment for all BC cells
  • Cannot assign polygon for WQ kinetic zones (will be fixed in EEMS10.3)
  • Fetch not correctly calculated when using multiple domains for Internal Wind-waves module (will be fixed in EEMS10.3)

Release 10.2.3 (201231)

December 2020

  • Added Marine hydrokinetics to EE GUI
  • Updated reading file DSM format data
  • Removed unused options for Vegetation
  • Update Coordinate Tranformations
  • Tweaks to 2DV labeling, corrected some text.
  • Axis units conversion issue
  • Vegetation assignment via polygons issue
  • Boundary condition issue and bad listing
  • Window run does not show correctly which WQ parameter user selected
  • Issue with viewing IC in 2DV, longitudinal profile and vertical profiles.
  • License expiring issue
  • Shellfish farm issues
  • Label alignment issue
  • Sediment parameters don’t save
  • Issue loading Geo file
  • Ground water issue
  • Reading W/R model incorrect
  • Crash without saving before running EFDC
  • Crash when activating sediment and toxics modules
  • Crash when checking Volume Statistics
  • Saving name of Boundary Data Series form 
  • Issue with some models where WQ model not saved correctly first time.  
  • Issue with grid generation form and rotation of grids

Release 10.2.2 (201014)

October 2020

  • Updated SEDZLJ interface
  • Typo in color ramp for 2DV and Diagenesis
  • Correction for wetting and drying option
  • Hide interpolation options of SWAN
  • Generate wind_file.inp issue
  • Cannot assign constant value for temperature initial condition
  • External forcing data series name issue
  • Deactivate temperature module but the ice module is still activated
  • Changing Surface Heat Exchange Sub-model when enable the WQ module and click Details
  • Increasing decimal in qser.inp after closing
  • Hydraulic structure issue: structure type automatically changed to Broad Crested Weir
  • Fixed data grid view read only cell for WQ time series
  • Import WQ series issue
  • Structure type different between Hydraulic Structure form and HTML report
  • WQ reaeration options save to file issue
  • Algal dynamics not updating after modifying the parameters
  • Changing algal light extinction when reset IC temperature
  • New shellfish farm model issue
  • The top two layers of sediment model should be zero when initialized
  • Automatically unchecks vertical diffusion for the cohesives
  • Not saving to file after changing the value of toxic in a cell then saving model
  • Issue adding columns in calibration tool
  • Assigning vegetation class issue
  • Crash when adding new flow time series
  • Crash when creating new folder with special characters
  • Crash when adding connectors
  • Crash when try to display RPEM in 2DH
  • Crash when selecting Varying IC’s in WQ module
  • Crash when downloading online water elevation data for open boundary
  • Crash when using Restart Option
  • Crash when select View Group boundary condition
  • Crash when importing data series file
  • Cannot RMC after selecting cells inside polygon
  • Load layout model for the active model
  • Auto generate plots and statistics at end of run not working
  • EE cannot load the location .sel file if using a different folder

Release 10.2.1 (200622)

June 2020

  • Improved mass balance tools
  • Improved time for deleting all the data in the series
  • New Cell Map Options with Color Ramp
  • Added new viewing options for Cell Map
  • Improved shortcut keys for TS plots
  • Extracting WQ output
  • Added RMC to copy folder name to clipboard
  • Water Quality Limits for greens due to solar radiation needing be updated by time
  • Renew license issue
  • Fixed Toxics Bed issue
  • Computing the mass loadings when using “wqpslc.inp” for old models
  • W/R series change when activate WQ module
  • Text overlaid on box
  • Change the number of shellfish species
  • Crash when using tidal level for model boundary tool
  • Crash when view MPI domain in Cell Map
  • Crash when pressing Shift ] combination in time series plot
  • Correlation plots layout issue
  • Time format for SWAN
  • Shellfish Excretion Factor in EE
  • Crash when checking TS without output
  • Crash when adding wave parameter into 2DV

Release 10.2 (200526)

May 2020

New Features

  • Added MPI – full parallel processing with EFDC+ one a single machine or on a cluster.
  • Added Shellfish Farm module
  • Added SEDZLJ Sediment and Toxics Modeling
  • Added New Options for Display of Toxics in the Sediment Bed
  • Added Box and Whisker Plots
  • Enhanced Vector Visualization

Release 10.1.5 (200421)

April 2020

  • Improved viewing symbol size
  • Tweaks for adding layers in time series and longitudinal profiles
  • Cell Map now more flexible
  • Refresh input setting into menu items in model controls and 2DH viewing options
  • Updated toxics (dissolved and DOC) for mass balance tool
  • Crash when automatically generating calibration plots
  • qctl.inp issue
  • Precision for data series
  • WQ restart issue
  • Flux comparison
  • Writing C33 issue
  • Flux comparison tool issue
  • LPT out of bound array issue
  • Grid displayed improperly in 3D View
  • Restarting runs, labeling and sedbed_hot filter
  • View time series with class options issue
  • Show TS BC Group issue
  • Get model path issue
  • Loading model result when changing page in calibration
  • Model Analysis: Error statistics not showing data pairs
  • Ground water issue of multiplier adjustment factor for flow and zone assignment

Release 10.1.4 (200316)

March 2020

  • Toxic Bed IC with sediment bed hard bottom option
  • Toxic IC in Toxic input form
  • Toxic Bed units conversion in IC assignment for all classes
  • Added Box-Whisker Plot
  • Writing weighting format issue
  • Sentry release date issue
  • Toxic WC bottom layer option issue
  • Viewing Harmonics time series
  • Reading Data files in calibration time series
  • Time series of high Frequency output
  • Remove IC option groupbox in Global Toxic tab
  • NetCDF LPT for case missing NPD in Card 67
  • Wind parameter issue
  • Nesting feature display wrong notification
  • Toxic bed initialization & reporting
  • Viewing Toxic Bed when Output Bed is not ready
  • Toxics Input setting

Release 10.1.3 (200227)

February 2020

  • Added settings for Boundary Labels
  • Upgrade to .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • Added Sentry exception tracker
  • Export NetCDF for Sediment Bed, Toxics, Wind, LPT, SedZLJ…
  • Minor/major of tick axis when change units
  • Calibration TS
  • GVC issues
  • NetCDF D50
  • VP Plots
  • EPA Model Loading
  • Shift + Up/Down/Left/Right Arrow in panning with rotation angle
  • Selecting cells inside polygon issue
  • Nesting issues
  • Crash when generating animation
  • Flux tool issue
  • Time series html report
  • Writing weighting format issue
  • Time series for high frequency output
  • Overall statistics for toxic classes
  • Importing dye series issue

Release 10.1.2 (200131)

January 2020

  • Calibration & Error Statistics issue
  • Importing dye series issue
  • Reading BELV Output issue
  • Wrong Time Toolbar when clicking on the Refresh Model Output button
  • Equilibrium Concentration option
  • Spelling issues
  • Read/write WQSDMAP.INP issues

Release 10.1.1 (191217)

December 2019

  • Hydraulic Structure boundary issue
  • Hydraulic Structure TS Control
  • Rating curve issue
  • Writing layout for TS file issue
  • VP comparison issue
  • Fixed crashed issue when change Sedzlj layer
  • Layer opacity in 3D View
  • Auto-generate plots when running model
  • Oil background in 3D and other 3D items
  • Issue when switching between 2DH and 3D Views
  • Load and save settings for ADCP layers and velocity location file
  • Added FOC (fraction of organic cacbon) in WC and BED
  • Improving speed of calibration extraction
  • Naming of options (AHO, AHD etc) made consistent
  • Updates for calibration tools to load existing data

Release 10.1 (191112)

November 2019

New Features

  • Added Cell face blocking
  • Added atmospheric deposition of toxics
  • Fully implemented Time Varying Fields
  • Added 3D so equivalent to EE8.5
  • Implemented Fish Habitat
  • Adding/Removing Grid Cells: N-S & E-W Connectors
  • Added ability to interpolate IC from BCs for Salinity and Temperature
  • Updated precision of DX/DY & LX/LY
  • Auto generate plots and statistics at end of run
  • Added GVC Option, add context menu for Data Grid Time Series
  • Added Time Series Statistics
  • Updated Time Aggregation
  • Updated Spline Editing
  • Updated ADCP Layer
  • Updated Model Nesting
  • Updated Mass Balance
  • Updated Time Tolerance
  • Updated Mass Balance
  • Updated calibration tools
  • Convert multiple fields files
  • Fixed vertical profile issues
  • Fixed LPT 2DH issues

Release 10.0.1 (190812)

August 2019

  • A number of bug fixes to the Beta version.

Release 10.0.0 (190522 Beta)

May 2019

New Features

  • Re-wrote EE in the latest .Net framework, mostly in C#. We anticipate this more modern tool has the prospect of decades of future development and maintenance. The old EE (all versions before 10.0) were written in VB6, which is no longer well supported by Microsoft.
  • Changed to a completely different user interface that is flexible and powerful to accommodate the existing EFDC+ capabilities, but can be readily updated for all of the upcoming changes to EFDC+
  • Added a Model Control window to create, edit, report and/or view EFDC+ models
  • Added a model results harmonic analysis tool
  • Added the ability to load multiple models simultaneously with temporally linked 2D views and animations
  • Added the ability to view multiple time series and 2D plots simultaneously
  • Added true layer controls to the 2D plan view to enable viewing multiple constituents, labels, background imagery, data, and much more
  • Added a robust set of model cell selection and editing tools
  • Added HTML-based user run logs
  • Added HTML-based complete model run summaries by feature/module or for the entire model
  • Provided links to web-based data sources for water levels/harmonics
  • Added a geo-referencing tool that allows for image rotation and distortion control
  • Added an EE-assisted model nesting tool (in development)
  • Provided the ability to save and restore model(s) layouts for windows and windows setting
  • And many more enhancements and features.

Release 8.5.0 (190522)

May 2019

  • Interpolation of D50
  • SEDZLJ ICs incorrectly updating
  • ASCII Exports from Vertical Profile Plots converted temperature to Calendar data
  • Scanning output issue

Release 8.4.4 (181128)

November 2018

Minor New Features

  • Improved SWAN options when using a grid other than the EFDC mode grid
  • Improved 3D viewing for Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT) drifters
  • Improved the automated connection for E-W and N-S connectors to choose the lowest bathymetry
  • NetCDF export option fixed
  • ViewPlan viewing particles by groups within a specific depth range

Release 8.4.3 (180723)

July 2018

Minor New Features

  • Updated the line styles for calibration plots
  • Improved water quality point source loading logic
  • Updated composite statistics to include toxics
  • Issues related to sediment core display and editing
  • Crash with unknown harmonics entry
  • Crash when adding or deleting hydraulic structure cells from a g BC group

Release 8.4.2 (180710)

July 2018

Minor New Features

  • o Added the ability for 3D Collada files to change with time while animating
  • WQ Limit values and Sediment Diagenesis SOD display
  • Habitat issue when working with Channel Index
  • High frequency and correlation plot issue
  • Model Analysis – Tecplot file import issue; compare model with ADCP file

Release 8.4.1 (180524)

May 2018

  • Incorrect QC for ASER and WSER when checking BCs
  • Improved display of mass balance
  • Issues when comparing models
  • Polyline editor and panning issue
  • Habitat timing on x-axis
  • Habitat legend display
  • Table in Time-variable hydraulic structures not saved
  • Name in the Control-rule hydraulic structure not saved
  • English Units, temperature not change from 0 C to 0 F

Release 8.4 (180510)

May 2018

Major New Features

  • Added habitat analysis with critical limits time series
  • Added Habitat Suitability Criteria (HSC) analysis with Instream Flow Incremental Method (IFIM)
  • Added time variable and rule-based control of sluice gates
  • Added rule-based control of the withdrawal/return boundary

Minor New Features

  • Improved the structure for EFDC+ output files for increased reading speed and logic.
  • Added spatially variable AHD and AHO
  • Added a momentum option for the flow boundary type
  • Linked groundwater to mass balance
  • Specified elevation – Free tangential open boundary condition
  • Added a whole channel rating curve option
  • Improved calibration tools for statistics, plotting formats, and sub-periods
  • Added the ability to edit and save KML files in EE
  • Added features for saved plots
  • TP and TN were not being displayed in boundary condition time series
  • Spatially varying RPEM not updating correctly.

Release 8.3.2 (180313)

March 2018

  • Misspelling in the code that alerted virus checkers
  • Incorrect reading sediment output files when changing sediment linkage frequency
  • Issue with lat/long being reset after saving new model
  • Crash when RMC on X-Axis of time series comparisons
  • Model path issue when changing default notepad
  • Issue with long model path being truncated
  • Error generating image file when “Automatically Generate Defined Plots” for Cruise Plots
  • Not able export data automatically from correlation plots
  • Error statistics issue for correlation plots
  • Process to ordering XData in series data
  • Wave values not saving to file
  • Ability to compare models that use different active modules

Release 8.3.1 (180104)

January 2018

  • Sediment model with SWAN issue
  • ViewProfile – sediment bed exaggeration  
  • View3D – water column display and 3D clipping by value
  • Define layer for high frequency snapshots time series
  • ViewPlan- Stop Extraction (day) when using Wave Parameters option
  • Wave model display (Sediment parameter + Steady Wave option)  
  • Numbering displayed in wind map weighting not clear
  • EFDC Input Tides issue, and import harconst.ee file             
  • Time series – set angle to Y axis and default line formatting
  • Atmospheric shading issue

Release 8.3.0 (171009)

October 2017

Major New Features

  • Conserved mass balance in the SEDZLJ sediment sub-model
  • Added toxics capability to the SEDZLJ sediment sub-model
  • Added Volatilization and Biodegradation to toxics
  • Enhanced the Sigma-Zed sub-model to support one vertical layer
  • Modified the Sigma-Zed sub-model linkage files to exclude unused vertical layers

Minor New Features

  • Rooted Plant and Epiphyte sub-model initialization
  • Updated continuation runs for enhanced Sigma-Zed and SEDZLJ models
  • Updated the Saved Plots feature
  • Added new boundary condition options for SWAN Input Settings
  • Added the ability to extract vertical profiles of water column data in the EE format needed to use profiles for setting IC’s
  • Added a Vertical Profile display option
  • Added tool for smooth open boundary conditions
  • Updated the jet plume interface
  • Updated the GUI for toxics including a new option to set initial conditions for DOC and POC
  • Added growth factor for Dynamic Time Stepping
  • Added the ability to set bottom layer for SGZ in ViewPlan edit at the bottom of the form
  • Added a reset uniform layers function for Sigma-Zed
  • COD decay rate consistent across forms
  • RPEM output and linkage issues

Release 8.2.5 (170704)

July 2017

  • Crash when load too many points from ViewPlan into velocity time series
  • Crash when delete lines in Line Control Options for velocity time series

Release 8.2.4 (170703)

July 2017

Updates and Modifications

  • Added an EE “Export SWAN” option to export the boundary conditions for running SWAN
  • Minor issues with jet/plume BC interface which flagged the W/R series as bad (ICAL=2)
  • W/R BC editing form resetting the table back to “None”.
  • Harmonic BC crash in editor

Release 8.2.3 (170627)

June 2017

  • SWAN invalid file path
  • Jetplume interface crash
  • RGFgrid export causing slight distortion
  • Line format when importing time series data
  • Bottom elevation legend display in bounday conditions viewing option in ViewPlan
  • Input for harmonic tides issue
  • NetCDF writing VELY & VELZ issue
  • Wave data initialization when double click icon

Release 8.2.2

February 2017

Updates and Modifications

  • Revised SGZ cell face metrics to better handle fluctuating WLs (EFDC+)
  • Updated SEDZLJ for erosion/deposition and bedload to correct mass balance (EFDC+)
    • Removed MORPHJ
    • Note that this requires a change to the EFDC.INP file so all models need to be saved before running for this release.
  • Made layer controls hidden after selecting the top layer of sediment
  • Added a check for viewing when water depth has not been initialized
  • Updated license features
  • ViewPlan – Show/Hide Legend
  • ViewPlan – Velocity time series crash
  • View3D – waves, toxics, water surface, WQ and legend display issues
  • Vertical profile plot display issue
  • Load marker issue for time series plots
  • Only check wind timing if nWser>1
  • Open BC vertical velocities bug (EFDC+)
  • Changed calheat to treat dry cells (EFDC+)
  • Bug fixed for WNDWHT and rearranged indices (EFDC+)
  • Hydraulic structure issue (EFDC+)
  • Bug when ISTOPT(2) =0 (EFDC+)
  • Changed the the order of the variables reading from C1A (EFDC+)

Release 8.2.1

January 2017

  • WQ variable initialization issue when turn on WQ module
  • Not save correct WQ BC grouping when opening from VEFDC model
  • Crash EE when view multiple velocity TS from ViewPlan
  • Time series calibration settings not saved
  • WQ light extinction values not being updated when modified in another form
  • EE could not browse to the root directory level
  • Scrambled model path when double click EE icon from model folder
  • NS-EW connection issue
  • Issue reading toxics file DOCW.INP

Release 8.2.0

November 2016

Major New Features

  • Added a SEDZLJ Sediment Sub-model in EE
  • Added a Marine & Hydrokinetics Sub-model in EE
  • Added netCDF Output from EFDC+
  • Added Atmospheric Pressure Impacts on Hydrodynamics
  • Added a new Temperature Sub-Model Heat Balance option

Minor New Features

  • Made station weighting improvements for Wind/Ice/Atmospheric data files
  • Modified the Drifter Count Tool to allow count drifters in a user-specified area
  • Improved the temperature sub-model user interface
  • Improved 3D display options
  • Simplified numerical options
  • Added vertical profile plots for presentation in Vertical Profile Tool
  • Added the ability to correctly load VEFDC models

Updates and Modifications

  • Made a major update to View3D color ramps using array for viewing options
  • Added a new Open Boundary Condition (BC) feature to flatten bathymetry adjacent to BC group cells
  • Improved View3D georeferenced background images
  • Modified UTM Zone and Model Centroid defaults and functionality
  • Modified the method and autoscale for orthogonal deviation
  • Added a warning that vertical profiles plots require 3 or more points
  • Added and alert if the start of the simulation period is missing
  • Added the ability to export oil values to the KML file in the LPT viewing option
  • Added a shortcut key for the license manager (F3)
  • Cruise plots display in SGZ
  • Viewing series data with comparison model
  • Issue of reporting bug when a bad project is found
  • Issue of deleting first line in wind series then deleting other series
  • Could not save anemometer height when switching wind series
  • Longitudinal profile tool to plot ice thickness
  • Time series calibration for ice issue
  • ATM series selection, TWet was not saved
  • EE display on task manager of Windows 10
  • Fixed WaveAngle, added WaveLength for Internal Waves
  • Legend disappearing
  • Read wrong time from SWAN model
  • View3D display of magnitude and legend when animating
  • Display 3D grid when clipping by value
  • Crash when using statistics tool
  • Issue when getting values on ViewPlan Water by Depth Option
  • Critical Habitat legend issue
  • Correct wrong assignment for solar radiation
  • Enable cell edit in ViewPlan Water by layer option
  • Updates to Critical habitat to work with WQ and water depth
  • Reading calibration file with empty lines
  • Issues with KC and KB when using in pointer calculations (converted to Long)

Release 8.1.3

September 2016 

Updates and Modifications

  • Enabled a cell edit function for water by layer
  • Added the ability for Vertical Profile Plots to allow width/height changes to the form with Ctrl+W
  • Updated the name of View3D Viewing Options for color ramps
  • Updated the #output location (EFDC+)
  • Timing frame location in Trial Version
  • Critical Habitat legend issue in ViewPlan
  • View3D WC display for Sigma Zed
  • Corrected wrong assignment for Solar Radiation
  • Issues with KC and KB when using in pointer calculations
  • Fixed TFAST/TSLOW bug for Full Heat Balance (EFDCPlus)
  • Lagrangian Partical tracking issues in Sigma Zed (EFDCPlus)

Release 8.1.2

August 2016

Updates and Modifications

  • Updated dongle licensing
  • Cleaned and formatted the activation log
  • Improved the ability to clearly apply Z for View3D
  • Updated LPT tools:
    • Added more Quality Control for particle generation
    • Updated some messages and tool tips
    • Made “DrifterView = 3” the default
    • Added an exporting function for SHP and KML
    • Change View3D for oil and ice color setting effect to follow the primary, secondary, tertiary color ramp settings
  • Moved the banner setting to general 3D options
  • Updated Save Plot for Velocity Map
  • Made a minor modification to the local SegElev array in View3D to make more consistent


  • Full deactivation and reinstallation are required if updating from 8.1.0 or earlier
  • There is a known bug with a scrambled model path in some machines when double clicking the EFDC.EE icon to open
  • Crash if update UTM location
  • Bed temperature flags when editing variable T and Thermal Thickness
  • Bug with loading WQ benthic maps when IC*JC > Integer short
  • Changed the DryLoss summary (EFDCPlus)
  • Drifter going through hydraulic structure BCs (EFDCPlus)
  • Fixed LPT in View3D when displaying with color elevation option

Release 8.1.1

August 2016 

Updates and Modifications

  • Fixed particles to the bed after the deposition option (EFDC+)
  • Allowed particles to not move with water depth (EFDC+)
  • Improved the writing of the QSER file for SGZ models
  • Updated wrapper for proxy
  • Added a contour ratio option
  • Added a timing toggle for the timing of LPT distribute drifters


  • Full deactivation and reinstallation are required when updating to this version.
  • Toxics precision issue
  • Particle color/legend issue
  • Apply all cells in BC Flow group issue.
  • BC popup displays many times/EE crashes when show BC
  • Show contour legend
  • Legend automatic zoom in when turning on contours
  • Contour line formating issues
  • ViewPlan: legend with All Layers & Bottom Layer options
  • View3D legend number format issue,
  • View3D particles issues
  • View3D inquire function
  • Updates to dongle message
  • Import CVL grid(s) bugs
  • CH3D grid import problem, generate grid problem, crash problem when load some EE7_2 model
  • Import Delft Grid bug
  • A problem with volume versus area weighting for water column
  • Bug with trying to set range for the wrong SedShow option
  • Minor ViewPlan inset updates
  • Velocity anchor, legend when rotate the model
  • Bug with time series plots of bed temperature and surface water temperature
  • Issue with editing bottom layer for SGZ models
  • Issue with displaying algal limiting factors for SGZ models when K < KL
  • Update for atmospheric option
  • Fixed velocities when compare models
  • Updated the save/load setting for ViewProfile
  • Load/save layout setting on vertical profile issue
  • Fixed NetCDF export from EE
  • Update I,J for NetCDF
  • Add a check to deal with crash when set bottom for larger .bil file
  • Issues with wet/dry
  • Fixed HDMF to all cells
  • 3TL issues (EFDCPlus)

Release 8.1.0

July 2016 

New Features

  • Added offline/dongle activation
  • Added a SEDZLJ input display
  • Added a time series cell list feature
  • Simplified line formatting in time series plotting
  • Added the ability to automatically change the zone of wind stations
  • netCDF export from EE when cell buffer less than 3.
  • View3D generate DEM issues
  • View3D viewer auto ramp feature
  • View3D Velocity banner scale
  • View3D display of masks issue
  • Did not use shape file to set vegetation class correctly
  • Autoscale with view feature did not work well
  • Legend text when plotting time series
  • Velocity vector display incorrect in some cases
  • Gradient fill feature did not work when showing oil
  • Export metafile after resizing frame
  • Longitudinal profiles plots feature issue in some cases
  • ViewProfile: show plan view not working
  • Contouring color ramp not assigned for the legend (ViewPlan)
  • Polygon editor crash
  • Model rotation interfered with other functions in ViewPlan
  • Contour color ramp was not assigned to the legend

Release 8.0.3

June 2016

Updates and Modifications

  • Major updates to ViewPlan and View3D layout saving and loading
  • Timing frames save and load more consistently
  • Description for Weighting Map
  • Updated EFDC_BC to work better for selecting and deleting BC groups
  • Added better QSER treatment with Sigma Zed
  • Shortcut to delete the license file in special cases
  • Get color ramp types
  • Line editing updates (iSelectLine)
  • Longitudinal profile not updating for toxics/sediments and with multiple layers
  • QSER.INP writing when KC=1
  • ViewPlan zooming and rotating issues (display angle <> 0)
    • Rotation with rotated labels
  • Crash when edit blank annotation labels
  • Wave initialization message when run model
  • Velocity legend when all layers selected
  • Generate model options blacked on Windows XP
  • Load GVC model issue for one case
  • Ice model crash for one case
  • “Use Raw Data” option for ADCP Vector Plots
  • Wind timing frame when view time series
  • Wind timing with rotation and animation
  • Layout setting on FixedParams in ViewPlan
  • Timing frame XY plotting to eliminate the old TSTEP approach
  • ViewProfile vector display bug
  • Default font color issue
  • Timing issue (Go time)
  • Fix contour when viewing “% Irradiance Water”
  • Corrected Residual/Mean mass transport options
  • Update ContourSetRamp when loading/saving views and for MMT/Residuals
    • Fixed Contour Plot key issue, legend
  • Velocity vector jumps outside frame when animating
  • Several issues with the polyline editing tools in ViewPlan
  • View3D georeferencing, button/menu behaviors
  • Residual plot when change timing(scrlTime) while Residual turn on
  • ViewPlan, Velocity All Layers legend display issue
  • Particle tracking position issue
  • Loading velocity with high frequency when depth averaged
  • EE_SEZIJ.OUT and bugs from Yong Bok model (EFDC+)
  • Bug in SETBCS that caused the velocities to be reported as 0 (EFDC+)
  • Reverted to Jacobian matrix to 073_OMP code (EFDC+)

Release 8.0.2

May 2016

  • Issue with velocity not being output for some models

Release 8.0.1

April 2016

Updates and Modifications

  • Made licensing and activation updates
  • Modified the loading of 3D GeoDEM surface file
  • Modified loading and display of 3D structures (COLLADA) and added materials and effects
  • Loading comparsion model issues, load data file for calibration
  • Added Internal Arrays to the ViewProfile
  • Corrected correlation plot issue
  • Added wave default values to the EFDC.MDB initialization process
  • Corrected wave variable issues and display in ViewPlan
  • Added tooltips for AHO option
  • Timeseries Comparison Plots issue
  • Loading EE_BC output
  • Issue with time series plotting for multiple series
  • Crash when open timing frame in View3D
  • Removed duplicated calling of Rebuild3D function
  • Greek Symbols issue in BC’s and set focus bug
  • Fixed some minor issues with Overlays
  • Corrected caltoxb.f90 issue
  • Updated wet/dry issues with HKP/H1PK (EFDC)
  • Updated caltran.f90 for the anti-diffusion (nuanced) approach
  • Fixed some windwave issues when using SGZ (EFDC)
  • Added LLAD/LKAD variables (EFDC)
  • Removed vegetation from open BC cells (EFDC)

Release 8.0.0

March 2016

New Features

  • Integrated the Sigma Zed EFDC Model into EFDC+
  • Made the OMP Model part of EFDC+
  • Enhanced hydraulic structures, including culverts and bridges (EFDC+ and EE8)
  • Added East-West connectors (EFDC+ and EE8)
  • Enhanced the map file (EFDC+ and EE8)
  • Added spatially variable background diffusivity (AHO)
  • Added Rooted Plant and Epiphyte Model (RPEM) in calibration plots
  • Added import and display COLLADA structures in View3D
  • Added time series plots for boundary conditions
  • Improved drifters visualization for a large number of drifters
  • Added the ability to use pointers for water surface elevations (WSEL) to display larger models
  • Made licensing changes

For earlier releases, download the full change log: 2017_07_14 Updates to EE-EFDC (EE3 to EE8.2) (52 downloads)

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