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Mapping of Water Quality Related Parameters in the Satilla River for Model Data Assimilation and Verification

PI: Chunyan Li (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, Georgia, USA)

Support: Sea Grant College Program

Timeframe: 2003 - 2004

Project Overview
    This project is auxiliary to Changsheng Chen's Satilla River water quality modeling project. The main objective of this study is to map water quality related parameters in the Satilla River system. These parameters include water temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. Velocity data will also be collected using a vessel mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler. These parameters are most important in Dr. Chen's model to drive the water quality evolution and they are therefore required in (1) the model initial state definition and data assimilation, (2) intermediate state comparison and test, and (3) entire model verification.

Two Satilla River surveys have been completed, August 21-23, 2003 and May 10-11, 2004. We acknowledge the assistance and participation of Dr. Keith Gates and UGA MAREX staff during the second survey.


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