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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 4. Modeled wave height and alongshore current.
Figure 4. A, Modeled wave height from the H5_D7 scenario simulation (fig. 2; wave height more than 2 m from the southeast); B, associated wave-driven current vectors showing resolution of the cross-shore variable alongshore current profile (arrow length is proportional to current speed). The number of current vectors has been reduced by a factor of six in the cross-shore direction in B for better viewing. Color gradation near the coast in B illustrates depth-induced wave breaking in shallow water depths.
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