Current version: 1.0 (Feb 2011)The Web Vectorial Model (WVM) is designed to be an interface allowing general use of Dr. Michel Festou's Vectorial Model (references), which is designed to model cometary activity based on user-input observable parameters. The present version assumes an isotropically symmetric coma and a steady nucleus output.
The WVM was created by Drs. Joel Parker and Michel Festou, and significant interface and functionality improvements were made by Dr. Peter Tamblyn. This work was supported jointly by interal funding from the Southwest Research Institute and a grant from the NASA Applied Information Systems Research Program.