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GroMoPo Metadata for South Florida intergrated model

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The unique characteristics of the hydrogeologic system of south Florida (flat topography, sandy soils, high water table, and highly developed canal system) cause significant interactions between ground water and surface water systems. Interaction processes involve infiltration, evapotranspiration (ET), runoff, and exchange of flow (seepage) between streams and aquifers. These interaction processes cannot be accurately simulated by either a surface water model or a ground water model alone because surface water models generally oversimplify ground water movement and ground water models generally oversimplify surface water movement. Estimates of the many components of flow between surface water and ground water (such as recharge and ET) made by the two types of models are often inconsistent. The inconsistencies are the result of differences in the calibration components and the model structures, and can affect the confidence level of the model application. In order to improve model results, a framework for developing a model which integrates a surface water model and a ground water model is presented. Dade County, Florida, is used as an example in developing the concepts of the integrated model. The conceptual model is based on the need to evaluate water supply management options involving the conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater, as well as the evaluation of the impacts of proposed wellfields. The mathematical structure of the integrated model is based on the South Florida Water Management Model (SFWMM) (MacVicar et al., 1984) and A Modular Three-Dimensional Finite-Difference Groundwater Flow Model (MODFLOW) (McDonald and Harbaugh, 1988).

Subject Keywords



Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
United States
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


Additional Metadata

Name Value
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1994.tb03336.x
Depth 16
Scale 1 001 - 10 000 km²
Layers 3
Purpose Groundwater resources;Scientific investigation (not related to applied problem);Decision support
GroMoPo_ID 186
IsVerified True
Model Link
Model Time SS
Model Year 1994
Model Authors YAN, JS; SMITH, KR
Model Country United States
Data Available Report/paper only
Developer Email NA
Dominant Geology Carbonate (including karst)
Developer Country United States
Original Developer No
Additional Information A model coupling the South Florida Water Management Model and MODFLOW to better model the water resources of Miami-Dade County in Florida, USA. Surface water canals are coupled with the Biscayne Aquifer
Integration or Coupling Surface water
Evaluation or Calibration Unsure
Geologic Data Availability No

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GroMoPo, K. Compare (2023). GroMoPo Metadata for South Florida intergrated model, HydroShare,

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