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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Eric Swain

Chris Langevin

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
SICS and TIME Model Linkages and Development in Support of Everglades Restoration
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: fact sheet
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=model_linkages>
Description:
Abstract:
This project uses the SWIFT2D two-dimensional surface-water model and the SEAWAT three-dimensional ground-water model to represent flow and transport in the southern Everglades. The SICS (Southern Inland and Coastal Systems) model, constructed first, represents the southeast coastal region interface with Florida Bay. SWIFT2D and SEAWAT are coupled, allowing leakage to be represented along with salinity transfer. In order to represent regional restoration scenarios, the SICS model has been linked via boundary water levels to the regional South Florida Water Management Model (SFWMM). This linkage allows the simulation of restoration scenarios, defined by the SFWMM, in the SICS area. The same modeling system is in the process of being expanded to the west and north to include the TIME (Tides and Inflows in the Mangrove Ecotone) domain. This encompasses more of the structural controls in the area and allows for the representation of Shark Slough flows.
Purpose:
This coupled numerical model will continue to be a crucial decision support tool. The quantity, timing, and distribution of clean fresh water needed to restore the South Florida ecosystem is a primary concern, and can only be addressed by numerical models which represent the controlling factors and can represent proposed Comprrehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) restoration scenarios. These scenarios will assist in planning actions to restore, protect, and maintain natural resources on Department of the Interior (DOI) lands in South Florida, allowing a prediction of the results of the planned actions. The coupling of the Southern and Inland Coastal Systems (SICS) output to the Across Trpohic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) ecologic models allows the testing of the action scenarios on the recovery of South Florida's threatened and endangered species .
Supplemental_Information:
This project is a combination of two former projects - SICS/TIME surface-water and SICS/TIME ground-water
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2000
Ending_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.25
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.125
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: SICS
Theme_Keyword: Southern Inland and Coastal Systems
Theme_Keyword: TIME
Theme_Keyword: Tides and Inflows in the Mangrove Ecotone
Theme_Keyword: model
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Shark River Slough
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Taylor Slough
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: South Coast Florida
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: SICS
Place_Keyword: TIME
Place_Keyword: Southern Inland and Coastal Systems
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Eric D. Swain
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5925
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: edswain@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3130/>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: figure 1 showing the SICS, TIME and SFWMM areas
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include: Dawn James, John Wang, Melinda Lohmann, Donald L. DeAngelis, and Jon Cline
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Langevin, Christian D.

Swain, Eric D., Wolfert, Melinda A.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Simulation of integrated surface-water/ground-water flow and salinity for a coastal wetland and adjacent estuary
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2004-1097
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/10/2009
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1097>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Swain, Eric D.

Wolfert, Melinda A.; Bales, Jerad D.; Goodwin, Carl R.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface-water flow and transport to Florida Bay through the Southern Inland and Coastal Systems (SICS)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report
Issue_Identification: 03-4287
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/10/2009
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/wri/03-4287>
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034287/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Swain, E. D.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
A model for simulation of surface-water integrated flow and transport in two dimensions: User's guide for application to coastal wetlands
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: user's guide
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2005-1033
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as pf 11/10/2009
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1033/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Langevin, C. D.

Swain, E. D.; Wang, J. D.; Wolfert, M. A.; Schaffrranek, R. W.; Riscassi, A. L.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Development of Coastal Flow and Transport Models in Support of Everglades Restoration
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: fact sheet
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Fact Sheet
Issue_Identification: 2004-3130
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accesed as of 11/10/2009
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3130/>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wolfert, M. A.

Langevin, C. D.; Swain, E. D.

Publication_Date: 2004
Title:
Assigning Boundary Conditions to the Southern Inland and Coastal Systems (SICS) Model Using Results from the South Florida Water Management Model (SFWMM)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open File Report
Issue_Identification: 2004-1195
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, Fl
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: accessed as of 11/10/2009
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/2004-1195/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The coupled SICS model has a seven-year simulation period producing good representations of field data. Several base scenarios created by the SFWMM have been implemented in the SICS model, demonstrating the utility of the linkage. The TIME model is currently being tested in coupled configuration.
Completeness_Report:
To further utilize the connection developed between the SICS model and the SFWMM, an equivalent connection is to be developed between SICS and the Natural Systems Model (NSM). The NSM simulates the hydrologic response of an Everglades watershed in its pre-drainage condition.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Use of inverse-modeling techniques in SICS for scenario optimization:

The design of the inverse modeling scheme will be based on a survey of existing inverse modeling and linear programming techniques. The stochastic quantification of the input-to-output relationship for a complex unsteady simulation has been considered more difficult than conventional applications to steady-state models. The initial application of the technique to optimize a performance measure value will show the techniques usefulness in the quality aspect of the science plan "getting the water right".

Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Linkage of SICS/TIME scenarios to ATLSS ecologic modeling:

The interface between SICS and the ATLSS model is functional with the interpolation of depth and salinity values, so the initial work in FY2005 is to generate the necessary SICS output for the restoration scenarios and the conversion of these scenario output to ATLSS input. The conversion primarily involves interpolation between the 305 meter grid of the SICS model and the 500 meter ATLSS grid.

Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Linkage of SICS to Natural Systems Model:

The output format from the NSM is similar to the SFWMM, so the same interface can be modified to function in this task. One important change is the removal of all anthropomorphic features in the SICS model. This includes the L-31W canal system and potential topographic and vegetative characteristic changes.

Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Use of optimization-modeling techniques in SICS for scenario optimization:

The current optimization for two performance-measure zones, Joe Bay and offshore Joe Bay, will be expanded to include zones such as the West Lake area and Little Madeira Bay. The optimization period will be expanded to the full 7 years. Variations in specifying the target criteria will be tried. The optimized water-delivery schemes will be provided to the ecological modeling to determine the effects of the proposed changes. A report will include a background of the SICS model used, the UCODE optimization technique, the incorporation of SICS into UCODE, the method of incorporating performance measures, the criteria used to modify water deliveries, and the results of the study.

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
SICS/TIME Scenario Documentation:

A report was submitted and approved for publication and web-based dissemination was finalized

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Chris Langevin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33315
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 954 377-5917
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 954 377-5901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: langevin@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: SICS and TIME areas

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Fact Sheet 2004-3130
Distribution_Liability: No warrantees are implied or explicit for the data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Adobe PDF
Transfer_Size: 4.9
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3130/>
Access_Instructions: The fact sheet may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20091117
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
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