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Title: Biscayne Bay field data. Volume 2, plates and appendices
Authors: Biscayne National Park (Agency : U.S.)
McAdory, Robert T.
Pratt, Thad C.
Hebler, Martin T.
Fagerburg, Timothy L.
Curry, Richard
Keywords: Biscayne Bay
Current velocity
Discharge data
Drift index
Field data
Freshwater inflow
Instrument calibration
NGVD29 datum
Numerical modeling
Salinity calculation
Water surface elevation
Weather data
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical report
The purpose of this study was to gather field data for Biscayne Bay, Florida, to support the development of a two-dimensional, physical-based numerical model of Biscayne Bay. The data are also appropriate for use in understanding the Biscayne Bay system apart from modeling. The data collection effort was a joint effort by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) and Biscayne National Park (BNP). Most of the data were collected by BNP, and most of the analysis was done by CHL. The collected data consist of year long sets and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler intensive inlet transects discharges. Year long data included water surface elevation, temperature, and conductivity values (salinity by calculation) at twelve conductivity, temperature and depth recorders, five additional Acoustic Doppler Profilers to record water surface elevation, temperature, and velocity in 30-cm bins, and one weather station. The intensive transect data included eight to nine approximately hourly transects across 27 inlets and interior channels from which hourly discharge values were calculated. The reliability of the data is considered at length. Additional data necessary for the modeling effort, such as freshwater inflows, were assembled from other sources.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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