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Inputs and Selected Predictions of a Differential Spatially Referenced Regression Model for 20-year Changes in Total Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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Time Period
1990
Time Period
2010

Citation

Chanat, J.G. and Yang, G., 2018, Inputs and Selected Predictions of a Differential Spatially Referenced Regression Model for 20-year Changes in Total Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VLUW2Y.

Summary

The core equations of the SPARROW model (Schwarz and others, 2006) were implemented in differential form using the R programming language (R Core Team, 2017), as the basis of a tool for empirically relating a regional pattern of changes in constituent flux, over a multi-year period, to spatially referenced changes in explanatory variables over the same period. A pilot implementation was developed to explore factors influencing changes in flow-normalized flux of total nitrogen over the period 1990-2010 at 43 sites in the non-tidal Chesapeake Bay watershed. Model inputs, outputs, and code are included in this data release, and are described below.

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SWAN_Readme.txt
“Readme file to run the SWAN model”
4.29 KB
SWAN_Calib.R
“Script used to run the SWAN model.”
2.77 KB
SWAN_cntrl.R
“Sub-script file that specifies sources, land-to-water, and network variables”
3.62 KB
SWAN_fn.R
“Sub-script file that provides functions required to run the model.”
8.22 KB
SWAN_data.RData
“RData file that contains 5 auxiliary input datasets required to run the model.”
12.2 MB
table1vars.csv
“Land-to-water delivery variables considered in the SWAN model.”
42.26 MB
NTNDataLT.csv
“Site information for the 43 Nontidal Network (NTN) stations.”
19.5 KB
ConowRatio.csv
“Annual total N delivery ratio estimated for the Conowingo Reservoir”
959 Bytes
table1_1990.RData
“Model inputs for trend end-point year 1990. (R format)”
3.71 MB
table1_1990.csv
“Model inputs for trend end-point year 1990. (csv format)”
11.6 MB
table1_2010.RData
“Model inputs for trend end-point year 2010. (R format)”
4.5 MB
table1_2010.csv
“Model inputs for trend end-point year 2010. (csv format)”
13.79 MB
SWAN_Calib.RData
“Model output file that contains the calibrated model coefficients”
1.26 KB
makeSummaryTables.R
“Script used to generate model predictions using estimated model coefficients.”
5.07 KB
diffTab.RData
“Model output showing model predictions for each COMID. (R format)”
17.82 MB
diffTab.csv
“Model output showing model predictions for each COMID. (csv format)”
45.35 MB
SWAN_Landing.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

The data were generated to support inferences about causes of observed changes in nitrogen flux in Chesapeake Bay tributaries between 1990 and 2010, using a differential implementation of the core SPARROW model (Schwarz and others, 2006).

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This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

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