TIME and SICS modeling of surface water and interactions with ground water
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_swain_gwsw_flow_trans_04

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Summary
Abstract: This project focuses on the implementation, verification, and validation of a system of coupling numerical models to represent the interaction between the ground-water and surface-water systems in the SICS and TIME areas. In this investigation, multidimensional coupled surface-water/ ground-water models have been developed for the southern Florida wetlands and offshore area. The initial surface-water model, the SICS model, represents the southeast coastal region with the two-dimensional dynamic wave model SWIFT2D. The coupling with the SEAWAT three-dimensional ground-water model allows leakage to be represented with salinity transfer included. In order to represent regional restoration scenarios, the SICS model is to be linked via boundary water levels to the regional South Florida Water Management Model. Uses of this modeling system will include nutrient transport simulations for determining the fate of phosphorous and nitrogen in the coastal wetland system. The same modeling system is in the process of being expanded to the west and north to form the TIME domain. This encompasses more of the structural controls in the area and allows for the representation of Shark Slough flows.

The results of the numerical modeling and scenario testing provide essential information and insight into the flow system and how it responds to the variations in hydrologic input. The computed flows and salinity exchange at the coast are to be used as boundary conditions for circulation models of Florida Bay, which are to be used to assess the effects of systemic changes on biota in the bay. The computed flows also are used to calibrate the regional water management model’s boundary. The nutrient transport simulations will yield information on the effects of various scenarios on nutrient levels in the wetlands and offshore The objectives of this project are to integrate field process studies, represent relevant factors affecting flow in the coastal Everglades, and test restoration alternatives. Field process studies develop all the major factors that affect flow and transport: evapotranspiration, frictional resistance, topography and more. These are used to construct and test the initial surface-water model. Construction of the ground-water model is also dependent on data collected for aquifer parameters and boundaries. This incremental model development is continued by linkage to regional model output for scenario evaluation and the expansion of the SICS model area to create the TIME domain.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 25.976713 S: 25.026571  E: -80.30481  W: -81.55504

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Swain Melinda Wolfert
Dataset Title: TIME and SICS modeling of surface water and interactions with ground water
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Data Presentation Form: computer model
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/coupling/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-01
Stop Date: 2006-09-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUND WATER DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >MANGROVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
INLAND WATERS


Project
USGS_SOFIA >South Florida Information Access    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Collier County
Miami-Dade County
Monroe County
Everglades National Park
Florida Bay
Taylor Slough
Central Everglades
SW Big Cypress
South East Coast
Florida Keys
Hydrology
Tides and Inflows in the Mangrove Ecotone
TIME
SICS
Southern Inland and Coastal Systems
Model


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA


Personnel
ERIC D. SWAIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 305 717-5825
Fax: 305 717-5801
Email: edswain at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Fort Lauderdale
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33315
Country: USA


ALICIA ALEMAN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Swain. E. D, 1999, Numerical Representation of Dynamic Flow and Transport at the Everglades/Florida Bay Interface, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Salt Lake City, UT, International Association for Hydraulic Research. http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/numeric/

Swain, E.D., Wolfert, M., 2002, Cooperative linking of numerical models for coastal wetland planning, Proceedings, Spring Specialty Conference on Coastal Water Resources, New Orleans, LA, American Water Resources Association.

Swain, E.D., 1996, Modeling the interaction between a dynamic surface and ground-water system, EOS Transactions, v. 77, no. 46, Washington, DC, American Geophysical Union.

Swain, E.D., Howie, Barbara; Dixon, Joann, 1996, Description and field analysis of a coupled ground-water/surface-water flow model (MODFLOW/BRANCH) with modifications for structures and wetlands in southern Dade County, Florida, Water Resources Investigations Report, 96-4118, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri964118

Swain, Eric D., Wolfert, Melinda A.; Bales, Jerad D.; Goodwin, Carl R., 2003, Two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface-water flow and transport to Florida Bay through the Southern Inland and Coastal Systems (SICS), USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report, 03-4287, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey, http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/wri/03-4287

Langevin, C.D., Swain, E.D.; Wolfert, M.A., 2004, Simulaton of integrated surface-water/ground-water flow and salinity for a coastal wetland and adjacent estuary, USGS Open-File Report, 2004-1097, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1097

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-10

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