Web-based Interactive Landform Simulation Model-Grand Canyon
Start Using WILSIM
To begin using WILSIM, we recommend you read these pages:
- Introduction to WILSIM-GC: an introduction to the development of the Grand Canyon, how WILSIM-GC simulates that development, and the parameters that WILSIM-GC allows you to vary
- Start Using WILSIM-GC: how to install and run the model
- Example Simulations: a couple of suggested simulations, and an introduction to the cross-sectioning tool
You may also enjoy exploring WILSIM-CA: our original, cellular automata model.
For Faculty: Teaching with WILSIM
- Learning with computer simulations: What research tells us about best practices in using computer simulations in education
- Teaching activities using WILSIM
- Share a teaching activity that uses WILSIM
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- May 13, 2019: the British Educational Research Association features WILSIM research on its blog: Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it?
- May 28, 2015: New version with plotting capability is available.
- April 1, 2013: WILSIM-GC website is live. Stay tuned for updates.
- August 15, 2012: We have been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation's TUES program (Transforming Undergraduate Education in the STEM Disciplines) to build WILSIM-GC: The Next Generation Landform Simulator.
- See a list of project-related publications and presentations
- Read more about this project and the project team
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education under grants #1140375 and #0127424. It is a continuation of the WILSIM project. Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.