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Title: Florida Bay field data report
Authors: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Pratt, Thad C.
Smith, Ned P.
Keywords: Current velocities
Field data
Florida Bay
Meteorological data
Tide data
Water quality
Weather data
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-99-11.
Description: Technical report
This report presents results of a field effort that included the long-term monitoring of velocity profiles and meteorological data and the short-term intensive data collection of current speed and direction, water-level fluctuations, conductivity, and temperature at several openings into Florida Bay. The field study was structured to incorporate existing information from previous studies wherever possible to provide better coverage and results. The data were returned to the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station for processing, analysis, and preparation into formats suitable for the numerical model and U.S. Army Engineer District, Jacksonville, needs. Further analysis and interpretation of portions of the data were provided by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, FL. The data were used in the development and verification of a two-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of the area. The purpose of the numerical model was to develop an understanding of the circulation patterns in Florida Bay and to determine the importance of winds, tides, and freshwater inflow on circulation patterns and salinity.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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