Chesapeake Bay

This section is an umbrella for projects (current & past) related to the Chesapeake Bay.
The videos below feature a 600m-resolution implementation of ROMS that I created from scratch with support from MARACOOS. The 600m model provides, in turn, lateral boundary conditions to a finer (120m) subdomain representing the southwestern Chesapeake Bay (see Figures 8-9, below).

Figure 1: Simulated salinity of the Chesapeake Bay in August 2005.
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The full year 2005 is also available (file salinity_chesbay_2005.mp4).

Figure 2: Simulated water temperature at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay in August 2005.
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The full year 2005 is also available (file temperature_chesbay_bottom_2005.mp4).

Figure 3: Simulated particulate organic matter concentrations at the surface of the Chesapeake Bay in July 2005.
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The full year 2005 is also available (file pom_chesbay_2005.mp4).

Figure 4: Simulated dissolved oxygen concentrations at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay in November 2005.
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The full year 2005 is also available (file oxygen_chesbay_bottom_2005.mp4).

Figure 5: Simulated inorganic suspended solids at the surface of the Chesapeake Bay in July 2005.
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The full year 2005 is also available (file iss_chesbay_2005.mp4).

Figure 6: Simulated salinity at the surface of the Chesapeake Bay in June 2003.
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Figure 7: Simulated salinity at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay in June 2003.
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Figure 7: Simulated temperature at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay in June 2003.
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Figure 8: Subdomain representing the southwestern Chesapeake Bay. I created this subdomain from scratch with support from the York River Water Quality Initiative at VIMS. (a) Bathymetry of the 600m Bay-wide grid, and geographical extent of the 120m-resolution subdomain focusing on the York River Estuary (YRE) and Rappahannock River Estuary (RRE). The bathymetry of the 120m subdomain is from Pope et al. 2016. (b) Instantaneous snapshot of the sea surface salinity simulated by the 120m-resolution subdomain. Note that the figure in (b) shows only a portion of the 120m subdomain (compare (a) and (b)).

Figure 9: Bottom salinity in southwestern Chesapeake Bay over a fortnightly cycle (March 2005).
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