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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

Title Page | Contents | List of Figures | List of Tables | Conversion Factors | Abbreviations | Executive Summary | Introduction | Methods | Results | Digital Data Files | Discussion | Summary and Conclusions | References Cited | Appendix 1. Scenarios | Appendix 2. Example Model Input Files | Appendix 3. Calculations of Mobility and Potential Flux | Appendix 4. File Naming Conventions | Appendix 5. Time Step of Maximum Ebb and Flood for Inlets in the Model Domain

Figure 13, model predictions compared to observations.
Figure 13. Model predictions of A, wave height and B, wave direction from the 80 scenarios compared with observations at NDBC buoy 42012 in the northern Gulf of Mexico alongshore Alabama and Florida. Shown are scenarios when mean offshore wave direction (buoy 42040) was from the southeast, south, and southwest (wave direction bins D5D12; fig. 2) and from northwest, north, and northeast (wave direction bins D1D4 and D13D16; fig. 2). The error statistics correspond to modeled waves for D5D12 scenarios.
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