AllScenarios_Bin1thru18_SSC: Modeling the Effects of Interior Headland Restoration on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes in a Marine-Dominant Estuary: Delft3D Model Output
The effects of interior headland restoration on estuarine sediment transport processes are assessed through process-based numerical modeling. Three proposed interior headland restoration scenarios in the Grand Bay estuary (Mississippi/Alabama) are modeled using Delft3D (developed by Deltares) to understand impacts on suspended sediment concentrations, bed level morphology and sediment fluxes under present-day conditions and a sea level rise of 0.5 meters (m). Delft3D model output of suspended sediment concentrations (SSC), sediment fluxes, initial and final bed levels, and hydrodynamic data are included in this dataset. Model output from six scenarios (comprised of three restoration (R) alternatives and two sea level (SL) conditions) as forced by 18 climatological wind and wave forcing conditions are included in this data release (Jenkins and others, 2023a). For further information regarding model input generation, set up, and analysis, refer to Jenkins and others (2023b).
Jenkins, Robert L. III, Passeri, Davina L., Smith, Christopher G., and Thompson, David M., 20230810, AllScenarios_Bin1thru18_SSC: Modeling the Effects of Interior Headland Restoration on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes in a Marine-Dominant Estuary: Delft3D Model Output:.
This is part of the following larger work.
Jenkins, Robert L. III, Passeri, Davina L., Smith, Christopher G., and Thompson, David M., 20230810, Modeling the Effects of Interior Headland Restoration on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes in a Marine-Dominant Estuary: Delft3D Model Output: U.S. Geological Survey data release doi:10.5066/P986ZR6B, U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL.
Planar coordinates are encoded using row and column
Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 5
Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 5
Planar coordinates are specified in meters
The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722210100002.
Altitude_Datum_Name:North American Vertical Datum of 1988 Altitude_Resolution:0.01 Altitude_Distance_Units:meters Altitude_Encoding_Method:Attribute values
SL0_R0_1thru18_SSC.zip, SL0_R1_1thru18_SSC.zip, SL0_R2_1thru18_SSC.zip, SL1_R0_1thru18_SSC.zip, SL1_R1_1thru18_SSC.zip, and SL1_R2_1thru18_SSC.zip
Zipped files containing NetCDF files (.nc) of the processed resultant variables of SSC (suspended sediment concentration) at hourly intervals, as produced by 18 climatological wind and wave forcing bins, under six scenarios: three restoration alternatives (R0, R1, and R2) and two sea level conditions (SL0 and SL1).
(Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
The Climate and Forecast (CF)-compliant metadata (version CF-1.6) in the header of the NetCDF files provides spatial information for projecting the data into a geographic information system (GIS). It also provides information about the conventions used for attributes in the dataset.
The entity and attribute information were generated by the individual and/or agency identified as the originator of the dataset. Please review the rest of the metadata record for additional details and information.
Data were generated by the Delft3D model as output to assess effects of interior headland restoration. Appropriate use of this data includes the assessment of morphological, sediment process, and hydrodynamic differences due to the placement of restored features and sea level for the Grand Bay estuary. This dataset consists of Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata record (.txt and .xml) and Network Common Data Form (NetCDF, .nc) files (under six scenarios: three restoration alternatives (R0, R1, and R2) and two sea level conditions (S0 and S1), as forced by 18 climatological wind and wave forcing conditions) containing the following variables: coordinates of the model grid (Easting and Northing) and hourly model resultant suspended sediment concentrations (SSC, in kilograms per liter) of five sediment classes (13, 48, 100, 136 and 278 micrometers) for the one-year mormerge (Roelvink, 2006) scenario.
The Delft3D model simulated process-based probabilistic morphological change resultant from hydrodynamic action (including waves) and sediment transport. Model setup is outlined in Jenkins and others (2023b). Boundary conditions in the form of a wind and wave climatology and harmonic water level boundary forcing are also outlined in Jenkins and others (2023b). Simulated resultant suspended sediment concentrations (SSC, in kilograms per liter) of five sediment classes were output every 60 minutes (hourly) as produced by each of 18 climatological wind and wave forcing bins, under six scenarios: three restoration alternatives (R0, R1, and R2) and two sea level conditions (SL0 and SL1).
Person who carried out this activity:
Robert L Jenkins
U.S. Geological Survey, SOUTHEAST REGION
600 4Th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
Date: 22-Feb-2023 (process 2 of 2)
Model hourly suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) were extracted in MathWorks MATLAB (R2015a) with functions included in the OpenEarth toolbox (provided by Deltares; https://publicwiki.deltares.nl/display/OET/Tools). The resulting wave variables from the model grid were then packaged into a NetCDF file (.nc) using the functions available in MATLAB for inclusion in this data release (Jenkins and others, 2023a). This step was completed for six scenarios: three restoration alternatives (R0, R1, and R2) and two sea level conditions (S0 and S1), and were packaged into an individual data zip, per scenario. Furthermore, the 18 climatological wind and wave forcing bins per scenario were divided into individual data files (.nc), as a measure to reduce file size, as follows: bins 1 to 5 (1thru5), bins 6 to 10 (6thru10), bins 11 to 15 (11thru15), and bins 16 to 18 (16thru18). Please see the Resource_Description section for more information.
Person who carried out this activity:
Jenkins, R.L., Passeri, D.P., Smith, C.G., Thompson, D.M., and Smith, K.E.L., 2023, Modeling the effects of interior headland restoration on estuarine sediment transport processes in a marine-dominant estuary: Frontiers in Marine Science Unknown.
How well have the observations been checked?
A deterministic validation simulation was run for the period of 2017/01/03 through 2017/01/23. Model output was evaluated against observed waves and water levels during that time-period and the model results accurately reproduced the observed conditions. More information about model accuracy and validation is outlined in Jenkins and others (2023b).
How accurate are the geographic locations?
Within the Delft3D model, the horizontal coordinates were projected to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 16 North (16N) coordinate system with an estimated resolution of 5m.
How accurate are the heights or depths?
Within the Delft3D model, the vertical positions were projected to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) with an estimated resolution of 0.01 m.
Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
These are the complete model resultant SSC (kilograms per liter) of five sediment classes from the mormerge Delft3D run simulating the period 2020/01/01 through 2021/01/01 (Roelvink, 2006). SSC are included as produced under all six scenarios (Jenkins and others, 2023b) and 18 climatological wind and wave forcing conditions. This dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract section. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center as the originator of these data in future products or derivative research.
What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?SL0_R0_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R0_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R0_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R0_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R1_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R1_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R1_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R1_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R2_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R2_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R2_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL0_R2_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R0_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R0_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R0_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R0_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R1_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R1_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R1_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R1_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R2_1thru5_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R2_6thru10_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, SL1_R2_11thru15_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc, and SL1_R2_16thru18_SuspendedSedimentConcentrations.nc
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