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Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) - Hydrology

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Summary

The ATLSS High Resolution Hydrology Model post-processes the output of the South Florida WMM using an algorithm based on conservation of water volume, and redistributes the water volume over a surface of high resolution topography to produce a high resolution map of water depth. This is repeated on daily timesteps to create a map of water depth.

ATLSS : Alligators | Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows | Crayfish | Deer | Fish | Florida Panthers | Hydrology | Snail Kite | Landscape/Vegetation | Wading Birds

One of the key features of the ATLSS models is the use of a high resolution hydrology model based on vegetation maps to convert the low resolution hydrologic output of the South Florida Water Management Model (1 water value per 2 x 2 mile cell) to the higher resolution needed to model ecological processes and the distribution of wildlife species. The ATLSS High Resolution Hydrology Model post-processes the output of the South Florida Water Management Model (WMM) using an algorithm based on conservation of water volume, and redistributes the water volume over a surface of high resolution topography (ATLSS 'pseudotopography') to produce a high resolution map of water depth. This process is repeated on daily timesteps (corresponding to the daily output of the WMM) to create a map of water depth across the wetlands of South Florida with over 3000 separate values within each 2 x 2 mile cell (using topography based on the 28.5 meter resolution of a LandSat image).

Note: PowerPoint® files (below) are available from the ATLSS website. If you have problems downloading these files, please e-mail Louis J. Gross at gross@tiem.utk.edu.

Proposals

  • 2001 (Critical Model Development for the Restudy - Additional DOI Needs and ATLSS Production Runs for Various Hydrologic Evaluations)

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Script last updated: 01 August 2014 @ 10:20 AM by THF. Record creator: BJM. Record last updated by: BJM.