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Biophysical Data for Simulating Overland Flow in the Everglades

October 31, 2022

A biophysical approach to modeling overland flow in the Everglades can help predict future outcomes for ecological habitat, water storage during droughts, and water conveyance during floods. The data provided include measurements of vegetation stem architecture, microtopography, and landscape pattern metrics. Stem architecture measurements present the opportunity to estimate flow roughness of distinct vegetation communities based on hydraulic principles. At a larger scale, the microtopography and the connectivity of the sloughs between ridges offer a way to quantify the effects of flow blockage and tortuous flow paths on overland flow. Combined with theory, these data provide the capacity to simulate overland flow in both the historic, [...]

Publication Year 2022
Title Biophysical Data for Simulating Overland Flow in the Everglades
DOI 10.5066/P9DQYB1O
Authors Judson W Harvey, Jay Choi
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Earth System Processes Division