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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1234

Application of a Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model for Guidance of Response Efforts Related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Along the Coast of Alabama and Florida


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ADCP acoustic doppler current profiler
BP British Petroleum
CO-OPS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
DOI U.S. Department of the Interior
EMC Environmental Modeling Center
FOSC Deepwater Horizon Federal On-Scence Coordinator
GCRO Gulf Coast Restoration Organization
HYCOM Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model
JONSWAP Joint North Sea Wave Project
NCEP National Center for Environmental Prediction
NDBC National Data Buoy Center
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRDA Natural Resource Damage Assessment Team
NRL Naval Research Laboratory
NWS National Weather Service
OSAT Operational Science Advisory Team
R2 coefficient of determination
RMSE root mean square error
SRB surface residual ball
SWAN Simulating Waves Nearshore
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
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