Tide Predictions for the Waccamaw River Including the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Hagen, Scott C.
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Recent cooperative efforts between the University of Central Florida and the National Weather Service’s Southeast River Forecast Center have resulted in the development of a finite element model for hydrodynamic calculations for the entire coast of South Carolina and a portion of North Carolina. The study area is located in the northern region of the South Atlantic Bight along the southeast coast of the United States. The studies have focused on the Waccamaw River for the purpose of improving river stage and flood forecasts for the National Weather Service’s Southeast River Forecast Center. For the present effort, a sensitivity analysis is performed on selected parameters to produce the most accurate results with the model. The parameters optimized are the bottom friction and the eddy viscosity.