Other Methods of Describing Computational Models
Metadata Examples
http://www.gsf.de/UFIS/ufis/modelle.html
A collection of Environmental models offered by  GSF - (German) National research center for Environment and Health

http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/modelinfo/index.html
EMC Model Documentation from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction.  Links to some of the models and some of the documentation on the models.

http://ece.clemson.edu/crb/research/yarn/ntc/textile.htm
Nonlinear Models for High-Speed Yarn Transport Systems

http://www.wiz.uni-kassel.de/ecobas.html
The Register of Ecological Models (REM) is a meta-database for existing mathematical models in ecology.  As of 5/5/2000, 606 models had been cataloged.

http://www.bib.wau.nl/camase/aboutreg.html
A description of: The CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models  A registry of "relevant models used in Europe for research, education and application in: intensively and extensively produced agricultural crops, grasslands, forests, and their environments; cropping and farming systems, farm households, land use; shells for such models; tools for such models in DSS-applications (e.g. microclimate profiles for irrigation scheduling)."
or link directly to their search fillout forms here: http://www.bib.wau.nl/camase/srch-cms.html

http://yacorba.res.bbsrc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/somnet-models
A search engine for [33 (as of 6-00)] models registered with GCTE SOMNET: The official GCTE Soil Organic Matter Network Database.  Shows another example of metadata.

http://www.epa.gov/unix0008/meta/r8_zip.html
one example of metadata for a geospatial data used by the EPA following the FGCD standards

http://www.epa.gov/ostwater/P-ROUTE/metadata.txt.html
metadata for P-Route, a model used by the EPA

http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/exposure/docs/wpem.htm
another example of EPA metadata on another model

http://164.214.2.59/GandG/metadata/metadata.html
This site is the index page of metadata for a number of NIMA Geodesy and Geophysics models. They addapted the FGDC geospacial data standard to apply to models.  An interesting adaptation.

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/water/factsheets/awm.html
An example of metadata out of the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

http://www.mesc.usgs.gov/metadata/salmod-metadata.html
An example of metadata documentation for a model from USGS.  Nice format simular to that of the FGDC geospatial standard.

 http://hydromodel.com
Chen, W. H. (1996). Object Watershed Link Simulation (OWLS). Global Change Master Directory.

http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~monheit/pcraster/hydro/hydroMetadata.html
Ungerer, M. Metadata Documentation for PC Raster Hydrology Model. Alexandria Digital Library.

http://www.bib.wau.nl/camase/blankfrm.html
Plentinger, M. C. (1996). Blank Form for the CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models.  CAMASE Web Site.

NPS:  Naval Post-graduate School metadata information on the MM5 atmospheric model.  "Metadata" is spread over several pages.  Beginning Link: http://www.weather.nps.navy.mil/~dkmiller/MM5/

NASA:  Data obtained from NASA's GCMD.  The site can be found at:  http://hydrogen.stx.com/cgi-bin/md/zgate?SERVICE=INIT&FORM_HOST_PORT=SERVICES Enter "models" in the text box and you'll get a list of models to review.

EPA, (2000). Model Inventory, Clarke Cellular Automata Urban Growth Model. Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: national health and Environmental Effects Research Labratory Research.

Acevedo, W. (1999). Analyzing Land Use Change in Urban Environments. USGS Fact Sheet.

Agarwal, C., G. L. Green, et al. (2000). A Review and Assessment of Land Use Change Models: Dynamics of Space, Time, and Human Choice. Bloomington, Indiana, Center for the Study of Instructions, Populations, and Environmental Change, Indiana University.

Clarke, K. C. and L. J. Gaydos (1998). “Loose-Coupling a Cellular Automaton Model and GIS: Long-Term Urban Growth Prediction for San Fracisco and Washington / Baltimore.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 12(7): 699-714.

Clarke, K. C., S. Hoppen, et al. (1997). “A Self-Modifying Cellular Automaton Model of Historical Urbanization in the San Fransisco Bay Area.” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 24: 247-261.

Squire, G. R. and P. J. C. Hamer (1990). United Kingdom Register of Agricultural Models: 1990. Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, AFRC Institute of Engineering Research.

USDA Forestry: Obtained from Decision Support Systems for Ecosystem Management: An Evaluation of Existing Systems. USDA Forest Service reference #
RM-GTR-296. Free copy available from rschneider@fs.fed.us (must include title and ref. number in e mail)
 
 

I have taken many of these examples and have them presented in a chart, relating the elements that each described