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SPARROW model dataset for total suspended solids in North Carolina, including simulated stream loads

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1999
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2014

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Gurley, L.N., Garcia, A.M., Hopkins, K.G., Rowley, T.H., Terziotti, S., and Hoos, A.B., 2019, SPARROW model dataset for total suspended solids in North Carolina, including simulated stream loads: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P97MV16H.

Summary

To better understand the influence of human activities and natural processes on surface-water quality, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed the SPARROW (SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes) (Schwarz and others, 2006; Alexander and others, 2008) model. The framework is used to relate water-quality monitoring data to sources and watershed characteristics that affect the fate and transport of constituents to receiving surface-water bodies. The core of the model consists of using a nonlinear-regression equation to describe the non-conservative transport of contaminants from point and nonpoint sources on land to rivers, lakes and estuaries through the stream and river network. In North Carolina, excessive sediment [...]

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Model_catchments_TSS.zip
“Shapefile of model catchments”
172.3 MB
data1_vTSS.zip
“Input data for model”
5.54 MB
predict_TSS.zip
“Predictions from model”
14.47 MB
Methodology_TSS.pdf
“Methodology”
639.53 KB
Metadata for SPARROW model dataset for total suspended solids in North Carolina including simulated stream loads.xml
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The SPARROW model was configured for North Carolina to predict sediment loads in streams and to evaluate the relative importance of sediment sources and other landscape characteristics.

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