Independent Technical Advisory Panel: Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge > Report: Data Acquisition and Processing

Hydrodynamic And Water Quality Modeling For The A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Phase 1: Preparation Of Data

Task 1: Data Acquisition and Processing

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Ehab A. Meselhe, PhD, PE
Alonso G. Griborio, PhD, EI
Shankar Gautam, MS, EI
Report #LOXA05-014
November 2005

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This report focuses on data acquisition and processing, starting with the selection of the water quality constituents to be modeled and the selection of periods of records for calibration and validation. It assesses whether sufficient data is available to achieve the modeling goals. It also provides recommendation for monitoring where additional data is needed. The description of the Refuge's background, hydrology, soils, physiographic, water management and regulation, as well as a comprehensive literature review of previous modeling efforts within the Refuge and wetland systems, will be presented in companion reports.

The main goals of this report are:

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Constituents to Be Modeled
  3. Period of Record
  4. Types of Data
  5. Procurement and Quality Assurance of Bathymetric Data
  6. Procurement and Quality Assurance of Water Level Data
  7. Procurement and Quality Assurance of Flow Data
  8. Procurement and Quality Assurance of Meteorological Data
  9. Procurement and Quality Assurance of Water Quality Data
  10. Conclusions and Recommendations
  11. References
  12. Appendices

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