Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Modeling Project Files
Note: This information was originally hosted as a subdomain on the personal web site mwaldon.com. This Loxahatchee Refuge modeling program has ended. Information from that program is archived here to support future research. This LoxModel page provided a central location for the collection of links to publications, and archival of information that was not suitable for journal publication because it was too detailed, unreviewed, speculative, or preliminary. Additional information on Loxahatchee monitoring and modeling was available through the USGS SOFIA program. That information remains available as a web archive at this link Archive of Loxahatchee monitoring and modeling reports, USGS SOFIA .
STATUS: In cooperation with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) developed and applied a suite of hydrology and water quality models. The models are formulated with varying levels of spatial resolution. The water quality model with the least spatial resolution has three concentric marsh cells and a single canal cell; the highest spatial resolution model represents the marsh as 3,494 active computational cells. These models have improved our quantitative understanding of mechanisms affecting timing and levels of water depth, and water quality throughout the Refuge canal and marsh. Each model has specific advantages and limitations. Professional judgment is essential in using any model. At present, a suite of four hierarchical models predicting stage (water surface elevation) and water quality have been developed and applied:
1 / 3c
a Includes chloride, sulfate, and total phosphorus concentrations.
b SRSM is the Simple Refuge Screening Model.
c Aggregates marsh into a single cell for stage simulation, and 3 cells for water quality.
Meetings – Meeting agendas with links to presentations and other information.
Follow the link to the May 11, 2009, meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel to see most recent results.
Specific Model Information - Presentations, Reports, Data Files, Model history and Links
SRSM model home:
Refuge MIKE-FLOOD home:
A listing of Refuge monitoring and modeling publications is available:
For additional modeling reports please visit:
- A.R.M. Loxahatchee Modeling Home Page (this page)
- Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge
- Everglades National Park
- USGS South Florida Information Access (SOFIA)
- South Florida Water Management District
- EevergladesRestoration.gov (formerly EvergladesPlan.org, The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan)
- Michael Waldon HOME
Comments concerning errors or omissions are welcome.