Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2837–2857, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-2837-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2837–2857, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-2837-2015

Research article 19 Jun 2015

Research article | 19 Jun 2015

A 2-D process-based model for suspended sediment dynamics: a first step towards ecological modeling

F. M. Achete et al.

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Suspended sediment concentration (SSC) levels are important indicator for the ecology of estuaries. Observations of SSC are difficult to make, therefore we revert to coupled 2-D hydrodynamic-sediment process-based transport models to make predictions in time (seasonal and yearly) and space (meters to kilometers). This paper presents calibration/validation of SSC for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and translates SSC to turbidity in order to couple with ecology models.