Successes and Strategies for Numerical Models of the Chesapeake: Day 1

Session Date: June 1st 2016

Session Time: 1:00

Session Lead: Courtney Harris

Session Co-Lead(s): Raleigh Hood

Session Abstract:

Over the past decades, numerical models developed for the Chesapeake Bay and its airshed and watershed have become increasingly robust and useful for addressing both applied and fundamental questions.  Numerical models are used extensively for research and to guide management efforts in Chesapeake Bay and around the world. Many of these models are increasingly complex, however, and encompass several sub-models that each represents a complex system of equations that have been developed by experts in the relevant sub-field.  Though such large modeling frameworks may grow too complex for one person to fully comprehend, we rely on such systems to guide crucial management decisions that directly impact numerous stakeholder groups. Fitting with the theme of the meeting, various research communities have devised a range of strategies for ensuring that their methods and approaches achieve transparency for the end user.  Within this session we invite presentations of both well-established and newly developed community models for the Chesapeake Bay system.  The session will highlight recent advances in numerical modeling across the domains of the Chesapeake airshed, watershed and bay and the socioeconomic system, and also of the uses of those model results within a broad framework of understanding and managing the Chesapeake System.


Time Title
1:00 The Chesapeake Bay Model - What’s In, What’s Out - Carl Cerco - US Army ERDC
1:20 Impacts of changing nutrient loads on Chesapeake Bay hypoxia and nitrogen cycling over the past century - Marjorie Friedrichs - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
1:40 The impact of TMDL nutrient reductions on dissolved oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay: a comparison of academic and regulatory water quality models - Isaac Irby - VIMS
2:00 A Numerical Model Study of the Impact of Channel Deepening on Transport Processes and Dissolved Oxygen Levels in the Lower James River and the Elizabeth River - YA WANG - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062
2:20 US-IOOS/COMT Estuarine Hypoxia Nowcast/Forecast Product: Stakeholder Identification and Feedback - Carl Friedrichs - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College William & Mary
3:00 The Roles of Resuspension and Redistribution on Nutrient Cycling in Coastal Environments: Results From A Coupled Hydrodynamic-Sediment Transport – Biogeochemical Numerical Model - Julia Moriarty - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
3:20 Multiple Stressors in an Estuarine Environment: Drivers of changes in the Chesapeake Bay CO2 system - Elizabeth Shadwick - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
3:40 Comparison of modeled and observed patterns of bed erodibility in the York River estuary, Virginia, over varying time scales - Danielle Tarpley - Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
4:00 Adaptive Sampling Networks of Autonomous Aerial and Aquatic Vehicles: A New Tool for Augmenting and Validating Water Quality Models - Yew Teck Tan - Johns Hopkins University
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