On November 3rd, at 10:30 AM EST, Warren Pinnacle Consulting Inc. will present the results of a multi-year sea-level rise modeling project supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This project has produced a new decision-support tool designed to help decisionmakers understand the benefits of different adaptation strategies for wetland management under uncertain future conditions. The presentation will focus on background of the project and results from three New York county case studies, as well as presenting a tutorial for users interested in learning how to use the tool.
SLAMM Marsh-Management Tool Friday, November 3, 2017
10:30 am | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 1 hr 30 mins Register After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.
Prioritization of marsh-management strategies can be a difficult undertaking. Ideally, a manager could evaluate the relative benefits of adaptation strategies and maximize wetland benefits while considering uncertainty both in future sea-level rise and dynamic marsh response. Warren Pinnacle has developed a modeling framework to evaluate the costs and benefits of management strategies while accounting for these uncertainties using the SLAMM marsh migration model. Model results are combined with ecosystem-valuation assessments from stakeholders that define a set of relative "wetland benefits" (e.g., habitat preservation, flood protection), and each site's wetland benefits can then be projected into the future and compared to the estimated costs for each adaptation strategy. By calculating the "wetland benefits per estimated cost" ratio, one can identify the most effective marsh management strategies.
To understand these curves and parameters, please see the spreadsheet:
Which is installed along with SLAMM.
You will see that the equations describe a third order polynomial which then can be scaled to the min and max accretion values. That allows you to play games keeping the shape of the feedback curve intact but increasing or decreasing the minimum and maximum accretion values as part of a sensitivity or uncertainty analysis.
Let me know if you can't find the spreadsheet or have additional questions.
We generally deliver data as GEOTIFF files now as they are georeferenced, well compressed (lossless), and quickly imported into any GIS software.
The problem was, the files were originally run and projected by TNC Florida (our project was designed to utilize previous work completed), and they chose the projection of NAD83 Florida West. We did not reproject their raster files and ASC files do not carry their projection with them, thus resulting in the confusion.
Hope this is useful -- please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns!
Jonathon, Amy and Marco, We have a problem with the Charlotte Harbor data. The Apalachicola grid is displayed in the correct position, but the Charlotte Harbor gird is not. Both are undefined projections in this image. I worked on the projection conversion (project raster, define projection etc) this morning for several hours before going to Dr. Mark Barrett our Associate Research Scientist to see if I was missing anything. We both came to the same conclusion that the files may have been created and converted incorrectly and we are unable to use any of our tools to correct them so that each would project correctly. Are we correct in our findings and do you have a solution for us? Thanks, BrianYou cannot see attachments on this board.
Editable Max Fetch for Marsh -- Marsh horizontal erosion rates will now be applied when this editable marsh fetch has been exceeded for each marsh cell (previously this was hard-wired at 9km and this value will be loaded into older SLAMM6 simulations.). This may be edited on a subsite by subsite basis. This parameter is not relevant if the wave-energy erosion submodel is being utilized.
Also the "Last year of simulation variable" is always utilized even if "run specific years" is selected. The interface was modified to make this more clear.
Editable Max Fetch Threshold for Marsh Erosion -- Marsh horizontal erosion rates will now be applied when an editable marsh fetch has been exceeded for each marsh cell (previously this was hard-wired at 9km and this value will be loaded as a default into older SLAMM6 simulations.). The threshold may be edited on a subsite by subsite basis. (This parameter is not relevant if the wave-energy erosion submodel is being utilized.)
We meant to add this as a feature of SLAMM 6.7 initially, but got so caught up in the new fancy wave power formulation that we forgot to modify the basic model.
Also -- the "Last year of simulation" variable is always utilized even if "run specific years is selected." The interface was modified to make this more clear.
Have you examined the users guide? The input required is cell-specific flooding heights in units of NAVD88. If you only have current storm surge height SLR will be added to it. If you have SLR-specific maps those can also be accommodated though the file naming convention is rather inflexible.
What is your specific question? Probably it would be best to start with the storm surge data that you have available and consider how to process that into the required raster format.