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Effects of Late Holocene Climate and Coastal Change in Mobile Bay, Alabama: ADCIRC Model Input and Results (Water_Level_RS_PH)

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

Using version 52.30 of the ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) numerical model (Luettich and others, 1992), astronomic tides were simulated at Mobile Bay, Alabama (AL), under scenarios of Holocene geomorphic configurations representing the period of 3500 to 2300 years before present including a breach in the Morgan Peninsula and a land bridge at Pass aux Herons, as described in Smith and others (2020). The two-dimensional ADCIRC model can be applied to coastal and estuarine systems to solve for time-dependent hydrodynamic circulation and transport scenarios. For this study, the ADCIRC unstructured finite element mesh domain spans to the 60th meridian west in the Atlantic Ocean and has higher spatial resolution elements (20 - 100 meters (m)) along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle. The ADCIRC model setup requires the input of topographic and bathymetric elevations at each mesh node. Model inputs in the form of topography and bathymetry and model outputs in the form of water levels and velocities at each mesh node are provided in this data release. For further information regarding model input generation and visualization of model output, refer to Smith and others (2020).

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
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