1. Introduction

This section describes the file system and the main interfaces and capabilities of ONA Toolbox.

2. File system

On installing ONA Toolbox on your computer a working folder is created in C:/Users/UserName/.ona_toolbox. This folder contains the main working subfolders and files of the toolbox.

Special interest folders are:

  • 'work' folder, which contains the modelling files of simulations. Each simulation subfolder will contain the inputs and raw results of the models.

  • 'fixfiles' folder, containing the templates of the parameter input files of the models, the database of wave storms, storm surges, their position and the sea levels corresponding to the RCP projections and time horizons.

  • 'results' folder, that contains all the graphical results and the corresponding DEMs for their further use.

ONA Toolbox file system

3. User Interfaces

3.1 Main Interface

The main interface allows users to access to the two main sections of the toolbox: the DEM/Bathymetries Manager and the Projects Manager sections. The user can also access to this sections as well to other sections at the expandible menu located at the upper left corner of the window.

Fig 3.1. Main interface (click image to enlarge)

3.2 Digital Elevation Models (DEM)/Bathymetries Interface

The section Digital Elevation Models / Bathymetries allows user to upload, visualize and manage the topobathymetry of the study area. Topobathymetries are saved in the computer and can be accessed, modified and/or deleted through this section.

The format of input topobathymetries and how to build them is detailed in the section 'How to build a topobathmetric DEM' of this manual.

The interface accounts for a search bar to find uploaded DEMs by name or description.

3.3 Projects Interface

At the Project Manager section, user can create, access and modify working projects. The 'CREATE NEW PROJECT' button allows users to add working projects. The saved project will appear listed in the Projects Manager interface, from which they can be accessed, modified and deleted.

The interface accounts for a search bar to find projects by name or description.

3.4 Simulations Interface

On clicking to a existing project, the Simulations interface will appear. In this interface, user can create, modify and delete simulations that will be listed in the main screen. Each project can contain as many simulations as user needs, considering different RCP scenarios and time horizons as well as topobathymetries or study areas for the same topobathymetry.

This interface also controls simulations. By clicking the 'EXECUTE SIMULATION' button, full simulations start. User can control the simulations steps and performance in the debugging windows that appears at the lower half of the screen.

The interface accounts for a search bar to find saved simulations by name or description.

3.5 Results Interface

The Results interface contains all the information of the project, the computational area, boundary conditions, as well as the results of each model: wave propagation, coastal flooding and beach erosion. The upper banner accounts for different buttons that guide user through the different sections of the Results interface:

From this interface user can also retrieve an automatic report that summarizes the main results, models results in ASCII format (to be used with GIS platforms) and the raw model results for further analysis.