Arye’s work on his publication, From Coastal Retreat to Seaward Growth: Emergent Behaviors from Paired Community Beach Nourishment Choices earned him the honor. Per the CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System) award application website, entries were judged on the basis of ingenuity, applicability, and contribution toward the advancement of geoscience modeling by a panel of experts in the field. The jurors looked at the outstanding scientific problem the modeling effort tries to solve, and how modeling contributed to the solution. Important criteria included, the description of the mathematical framework, how significant the contribution to science and society is, and whether the modeling crosses disciplinary boundaries or uses coupling techniques. The presentation of the model results were also considered. The panel scored open source code contributions, based on coding best practices.
Arye will give a 15 minute keynote presentation at the CSDMS 2021 Annual Meeting at the end of May; this talk will be posted on YouTube. Additionally, the award will be formally presented to Arye on Monday, May 17th, 2021.