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Habib, E., et al. 2008. Effect of rainfall spatial variability & sampling on salinity prediction in an estuarine system. Journal of Hydrology 350: 56-67.
This study focuses on the impact of spatial variability & limited sampling of rainfall on salinity prediction in Barataria Basin. Radar-rainfall data with high spatial resolution are used to simulate various scenarios of hypothetical rain gauge sampling densities over the basin. A mass-balance hydrologic salinity model is used to assess the effect of reduced rainfall sampling on salinity prediction in the basin.
Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Assessment & Restoration Program: The Role of Ecosystem Forecasting in Evaluating Restoration Planning in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain
Twilley et al. 2008; American Fisheries Society
This paper provides a brief overview of the spatial framework and modular design of the CLEAR ecosystem forecasting framework & describes in greater detail the evolution of the landscape change module, concepts for its refinement, & how it was utilized in evaluating a coastal restoration alternative proposed in the CPRA Preliminary Draft Master Plan (PDMP).
Habib, E., et al. 2008 Assessing Effects of Data Limitations on Salinity Forecasting in Barataria Basin, Louisiana, with a Bayesian Analysis. Journal of Coastal Research 23(3):749-763.
Habib et al. 2007
This manuscript is a follow-up to the CLEAR 2006 report. The objective of this study was to further investigate uncertainty in salinity forecasts imposed by limitations on data available to calibrate & apply a mass balance salinity model in Barataria Basin. A Bayesian-based methodology was applied to study the effect of data-related uncertainty on both the retrieval of model parameters & the subsequent model predictions.
Data Collection Network to Support Ecosystem Forecasting for the Barataria Basin - Mississippi River Domain
Steyer et al. 2006
This chapter is a condensed version of the CLEAR 2006 data collection report. This chapter details the initial design of a data collection network for the lower extent of the Mississippi River & for the inland & nearshore waters of Barataria Basin. The network begins by considering existing monitoring efforts that effectively link oceanographic & water quality observations to system drivers to support ecosystem hindcasting, nowcasting, & forecasting capabilities. The design was driven by the diverse needs of the modeling community & utilized questionnaire surveys, workshops, and webbased applications to inventory past & present modeling applications, domains, & attributes.
Scientific assessment of coastal wetland loss, restoration and management in Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 20.
1994 - Boesch, D.F., M.N. Josselyn, A.J. Mehta, J. T. Morris, W.K. Nuttle, C.A. Simestad, and D.J.P. Swift
This article appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Coastal Research.