Salish Sea Model


The Salish Sea Model (SSM) is a predictive ocean-modeling tool for coastal estuarine research, restoration planning, water-quality management, and climate change response assessment. It uses FVCOM model for generating 3D hydrodynamic predictions based on tidal, meteorological, and hydrological forcing. Associated water quality simulation results are generated using FVCOM-ICM model developed by PNNL. The PNNL modeling team conducts numerous applications of this model on behalf of our collaborating partners to assist with nearshore habitat restoration planning and design, analysis in support of re-establishment of fish migration pathways, and assessment of basin-wide water quality impacts.

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