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Scope of Projects

Everglades regional: Sulfer & MeHg

Everglades subregional: WCA2A Wading Bird Suitability

Florida Coastal Everglades LTER

Everglades regional: SERES project

Spain Segura Basin: Ecological Economics

Everglades regional: CERP ASR

Everglades regional: CERP Decomp

Everglades WCA-1: unique restoration

Louisiana Davis Pond: restoration prototype

Everglades regional: cal/val (ELM v. 2.8)

Everglades regional: cal/val (ELM v. 2.5)

Everglades regional: SERES Project

The target audience for this page is the scientific team developing the Synthesis of Everglades Research and Ecosystem Services (SERES) project. Thus, we do not attempt to describe the goals of the SERES Project itself, nor the documents describing the work done to date (see the SERES products).

This page provides the SERES scientists with results of ELM simulation of the Existing Condition Base (ECB), the updated full-CERP implementation (CERP0), and 3 other modified CERP planning scenarios.

The Model Documentation report on the ELM v2.8.4 historical (calibration/validation) performance assessment (including data, code, model performance assessment, and user's guide) is found in the Publications link. (Note: Code changes from ELM v2.8.4 to v2.8.6 do not effect any results related to this project).

Note: That report is separate from the documentation of the ELM applications that support the SERES project, which is the topic of this web page.

Here we document the assumptions and results of applying ELM v2.8.6 to aid in future project planning for the SERES project.

See pdf this one-page summary of the basic information on ELM and its assumptions specific to the SERES project.

Documentation of ELM v2.8.6 SERES Project results

This section links to documentation of model assumptions, inputs, and outputs for the ECB, CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE simulation runs.

Timeline of updates to this page.

  • Jul 4, 2014 -- Posted results of revised OPTC restoration scenario (due to revised DMSTA run). Removed old OPTC results (very minor differences between runs). Also posted above 1-page summary of use of ELM for SERES.
  • Jun 6, 2014 -- Posted results of the CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE restoration scenarios.
  • Jul 16, 2012 -- Revised page, making it publicly available within overall EcoLandMod site.
  • Jun 13, 2012 -- Posted provisional results for simulation of the ECB, and two CERP0 scenarios (using different STA-outflow concentrations).

    Page Contents - Major headings

  • SFWMM and ELM simulations for SERES
  • Input data common to all ECB and CERP0 simulations
  • Input data specific to individual ECB and CERP0 simulations
  • Perfomance Indicators used to evaluate project simulations
  • Results: ECB, CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE scenario runs   

    SFWMM and ELM simulations for SERES

    Table of SFWMM, ELM simulation runs


    Input data common to all (ECB, CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE) simulations


    Input data specific to individual (ECB, CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE) simulations

    Note: Please see the above "Summary table of input data for simulations".

    For detailed hydrologic assumptions used by the SFWMM (whose managed water control structure flows drive these ELM simulations), please see the relevant documentation for the application of the SFWMM.

    Water management infrastructure data


    Perfomance Indicators

    (Below is the same file summary used in Decomp PIR1, and does not include what Decomp team referred to as ELM supplementary metrics). Performance Indicators are quantitative metrics used to make relative comparisons among baseline and alternative simulations. (The term Performance Measure was not used for Decomp ELM apps, as the ELM simulations were used primarily to evaluate any potential water quality constraints on the Decomp project planning).


    Results: scenario runs

    For evaluations of the SERES project, we use relative comparisons of the full CERP (CERP0) to the Existing Condition Base (ECB), then relative comparisons of the 3 restoration options to CERP0.

    In addition to the formal Performance Indicator metrics described above (for Decomp), for SERES we provide a larger suite of hydro-ecological metrics. Included are difference-maps for

    Summary of Performance metrics Results for the ECB and four restoration scenario runs.

    Summary graphic pdf 0.8 Mb, July 4, 2014 - ECB, CERP0, OPTC, OPTD, and OPTE: Summary graphic (area of marsh within the regional domain) of the hydro-ecological (primarily water quality) Performance Indicator differences between scenarios. (FYI, for the end-of-season TP concentrations in surface water: Dry season end is April, Wet season end is September; Example-Dry-Year is 1989, Example-Wet-Year is 1994, Example-Average-Year is 1978.)

    0.1 Mb xls file, July 4, 2014 - Excel (.xls) file containing the summary data table for the above pdf graphic.





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