State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2008FL213B
Title: Development and Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Spatially Distributed Hydrological and Water Quality Models in South Florida
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: 3
Focus Categories: Hydrology, Models, Ecology
Keywords: Water quality modeling, Spatial distribution, TaRSE, FTLOADDS, VFSMOD, RSM, South Florida, Everglades, Overland flow and transport, Sensitivity analysis, Uncertainty Analysis
Principal Investigators: Munoz-Carpena, Rafael (University of Florida); Graham, Wendy D ; Kiker, Gregory Alan
Federal Funds: $ 13,333
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 33,334
Abstract: This project is one of two specific research projects that are part of the Graduate Research Assistantship Program focusing on Critical Water Resources Areas for South Florida. These projects have been agreed upon and contracted by the Florida Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE). The funds obtained through existing contracts with SFWMD will match those requested through the WRRC.

This project proposes the development and evaluation of common hydrodynamic models used in South Florida (RSM and FTLOADDS) for water management and evaluation of Restoration Scenarios as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Water quality capabilities will be added (FTLOADDS) and formal evaluation of the sources of uncertainty, including spatially distributed continuous inputs as well as categorical data, will be performed (RSM). Further independent assessment of the TaRSE components can be achieved by testing with additional numerical and hydrodynamic models such as the finite elements overland flow model (VFSMOD) developed by Muñoz-Carpena et al. (1999). Three Ph.D. students are partially funded with the matching funds requested herein.

Progress/Completion Report, 2008, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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