Coastal waters and estuaries are environments with signficiant bio-diversity. These systems have great diversity of shore-ocean and river-ocean interaction. The EFDC_Explorer Modeling System provides proven tools for simulation of hydrodynamics, sediment transport and water quality for these systems. EFDC has been used in hundreds of coastal circulation models and in conjunction with EE provides the user powerful tools to assess environmental issues and solutions.
Features of EFDC+ which assist coastal studies include:
- Internally coupled wind wave module.
- External coupling with any third party wave model.
- Enhanced external coupling with the freely available third-generation wave model, SWAN.
- Pre-defined harmonic constants that are available for building site specific tide series.
Examples of coastal projects that have been simulated with the EE Modeling System include:
- San Francisco Bay, California - Sea Level Rise & Water Quality Study
- Sydney Harbor, Australia – Real Time Hydrodynamics Model
- Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta, California - Sediment & Water Quality Model
- Caloosahatchee Estuary, Florida – Total Maximum Daily Load Study
- Perdido Bay, Florida - Total Maximum Daily Load Study
- Kodiak Island, Alaska - Runway Extension Analysis
- Kotzebue Sound, Alaska - Runway Extension Analysis
- Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – Hydrodynamics and Oil Spill Analysis
- Tra Khuc Estuary, Vietnam – Sediment Transport and Morphology Study
- Danga Bay, Malaysia – Sediment Transport for Urban Development
- Port Augusta, Sicily - Toxics Remediation Model
- Portland Harbor, Oregon - Toxics Remediation Analysis
- Newtown Creek, New York - Toxics Remediation Analysis
The Sydney Harbor model uses EFDC+ code for a real time simulation of the harbor for hydrodynamics based on data. More information is available here