"Warm Start" function
Did you know that EFDC_Explorer has a “Warm Start” function that allows you to create the initial conditions for the model at a specified time. This is useful for diagnostic and sensitivity analyses, allowing the user to understand key processes in the system.
A Warm Start may be created using either the 2D or 3D viewer. The user goes to the desired time and saves the current model conditions by selecting the highlighted button, shown below.
In the case of the example above,the new Warm Start model would begin with the water column & sediment bed conditions at 271.042. A Warm Start model is different from a Hot Start model because the momentum is not included.