projects > across trophic level system simulation (atlss) > hydrology > 2001 Proposal
Critical Model Development for the Restudy Additional DOI Restudy Needs and ATLSS Production Runs for Various Hydrologic Evaluations
Project Proposal for 2001
Continuation Research Plan [Year 3 of 4 Years]
Principal Investigator: Dr. Louis J. Gross
Need for the study:
This amendment to Cooperative Agreement No. 1445-CA09-95-0094, Subagreement No. 1 requests funds to support the effort to carry out rapid assessments of hydrologic scenarios using the ATLSS collection of models. These could include efforts related to the Restudy, the Experimental Water Deliveries Program, the Modified Water Deliveries Project and the C-111 Project (collectively Referred to here as ModWater). In all cases, previously ATLSS model results have been requested during scenario evaluations for these hydrologic planning instruments, and this workplan includes efforts to carry out limited further ATLSS simulation runs as required. These are as specified in Task #3 of the 7/1/00-6/30/01 workplan. It is expected that the need for UT to carry out such evaluations will be ceasing as of 6/30/02 as by that time all currently developed ATLSS models will have been made available for agencies to utilize on their own equipment.
Budget estimates are for a set of an additional three scenario evaluations which will include complete suites of ATLSS models currently available including: High Resolution Hydrology, the Long-legged Wading Bird Foraging Conditions Index model, SIMSPAR Sparrow Individual-based model for the western population, Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Breeding Potential Index model, Snail Kite Index model, the White-tailed Deer Index Model and the Alligator Index Model. It is assumed that each scenario will be compared to a base scenario already evaluated by TIEM and as for recent Modwater evaluations, no explicit written evaluation will be required from UT for these scenarios.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND DELIVERABLES 2000/2001: