Use of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling for ecosystem restoration

Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
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Abstract

Planning and implementation of unprecedented projects for restoring the greater Everglades ecosystem are underway and the hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling of restoration alternatives has become essential for success of restoration efforts. In view of the complex nature of the South Florida water resources system, regional-scale (system-wide) hydrologic models have been developed and used extensively for the development of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. In addition, numerous subregional-scale hydrologic and hydrodynamic models have been developed and are being used for evaluating project-scale water management plans associated with urban, agricultural, and inland costal ecosystems. The authors provide a comprehensive summary of models of all scales, as well as the next generation models under development to meet the future needs of ecosystem restoration efforts in South Florida. The multiagency efforts to develop and apply models have allowed the agencies to understand the complex hydrologic interactions, quantify appropriate performance measures, and use new technologies in simulation algorithms, software development, and GIS/database techniques to meet the future modeling needs of the ecosystem restoration programs. Copyright ?? 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Use of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling for ecosystem restoration
Series title Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
DOI 10.1080/10643389.2010.531226
Volume 41
Issue SUPPL. 1
Year Published 2011
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
First page 447
Last page 488