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This first volume documents the theoretical development and present state of the University of South Florida's two-dimensional, hydraulic, estuary model. It represents the accumulation of 15 years of research and development at the Civil Engineering Mathematical Modeling Center. It has been designed to be completely compatible with a host of other specialty models including a two-dimensional ecologic model, one-dimensional tributary model, salinity model, thermal model, kinetic energy model, and others. Figure 1.2 is a graphical depiction of the compatibility and functionality of various models used with the 2-D hydraulic model.


Credit for authorship of this report is of a much expanded list than that of the principal authors shown. Too many students have contributed countless hours to vital components of the models and to this report to individually list here. Many are credited in the historic review (1.2) included in the first chapter. No less reward should be given to all of the research team (more than twenty qualified professionals and students) compiled during this contract period, their dedication is sincerely appreciated. Special note must be made of the following individuals: Ms. Paula Jerkins for her continued dedication; she remains the single most valuable research assistant in the 15 plus years of modeling bay area waters. Special thanks go to Henry Dorzback, Louis McTague, and Larry Sanders for their contributions. Diane Goble was invaluable in the overall preparation of this document. Jim Devine contributed greatly to the hydraulic model documentation and numerical considerations. Scott McClelland's, Ray Walton's, and John Hartigan's review and comments of the rough draft helped locate so many of the tedious typographical and oversight errors. And, last, the inspiration, experience, and support given by my father, Bernard E. Ross, over so many years has made co-authorship of this report something very special.