SWAN GIS Model Folder Setup
Model Folder Setup
This page develops our working project folders and is the first step of our SWAN GIS Tools step by step guide.
In the download package you will find a folder 'Moreton_Bay_Waves' and we will use this as the base folder (referred to below as /YOUR/MODEL/FOLDER/) for our analyses. Within the Moreton_Bay_Waves folder, to save you some time, we've pre-populated a series of sub-folders for you. Whilst the QGIS and DATA folders and subfolders within them are flexible and somewhat optional, we recommend you keep the sub-folders in the SWAN directory as they have been defined. They are the defaults used by the SWAN GIS Tools to output to and by using these sub-folder names you should avoid issues with the plugin. If the sub-folders are not present within the SWAN folder, they will be created automatically by the plugin when the model builder is run.
The various sub-folders are explained in the below table.
|./DATA||The raw data folder, where all of the raw input data is kept.|
|./DATA/BATHY||Stores raw bathymetry input data.|
|./DATA/WIND||Stores raw wind input data.|
|./DATA/WAVE||Stores raw wave input data.|
|./SWAN||The SWAN model folder, where all SWAN model files are kept.|
|./SWAN/01_geometry||Stores SWAN model bottom grid input files.|
|./SWAN/02_bc_dbase||Stores SWAN model wind grid input files and TPAR files.|
|./SWAN/03_simulation||Stores SWAN model control files.|
|./SWAN/04_results||Stores SWAN model result files.|
|./QGIS||The GIS folder, it needs no specific organization but holds the QGIS project file and other miscellaneous GIS files.|
Now that we have identified/setup our working folders we can move to Step 2: Getting Input Data.