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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 15, evaluation of model tidal prediction.
Figure 15. Evaluation of accuracy of simulated (modeled) water levels (in meters) against NOAA tidal measurements at A, three coastal inlet tide stations at B, Dauphin Island, Ala., C, Pensacola Pass, Fla., and D, Panama City Inlet, Fla. Astronomical water level predictions are also shown. The model predictions include some noise in the initial spinup of the flow simulations, which disappears after a few tidal cycles.
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