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Started by Dean, August 26, 2009, 08:16:22 AM
QuoteThe salinity sub-model was written as part of the STAR grant as the original model was not working well when there was significant freshwater influence. (Required as marsh-type is more highly correlated to salinity than elevation when fresh-water flow is significant, Higinbotham et. al, 2004) We never originally had funding or scope to write the salinity portion of the model under STAR but managed to squeeze it in under the original scope. The resulting model is therefore simple. There are several nuances to applying this model (e.g. manner of defining estuaries and flow-vectors) that have never been adequately documented and are not likely to be so. The salinity model is essentially unsupported by us at the current time (for use by other users than ourselves).The salinity model does currently have funding to be significantly updated and refined under a TNC conrract. That work is expected to be completed within the next six months. Therefore, this "original" version of the salinity model is not expected to be fully documented or supported at any time as we are instead putting our efforts towards the refinement and documentation and support of that model.