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Modeling

Model Improvement Plan

The 2012 Coastal Master Plan was based on state-of-the-art science and analysis, and the 2017 effort builds upon this further. The modeling process provides a holistic understanding of our coastal environment today and the changes we can expect over the next 50 years. CPRA, The Water Institute of the Gulf, and a team of over 50 additional experts developed the Model Improvement Plan to guide refinements and advancement to the models that would be used for the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. Changes from the 2012 Coastal Master Plan models can be characterized into three broad categories: development of new process-based algorithms (e.g., sediment distribution), integration of landscape and ecosystem model codes into a single common framework (e.g., the Integrated Compartment Model), and increased resolution of model grids (e.g., eco-hydrology and risk assessment).

To view the Model Improvement Plan, please click here.

 Technical Modeling Reports

The technical reports documenting the models used to evaluate projects and alternatives for the 2017 Coastal Master Plan are linked below. This information will be comprised in the master plan’s Appendix C – Modeling, which has five chapters – Introduction, Future Scenarios, Modeling Components and Overview, Model Outcomes and Interpretations, and Use of Model Outputs and Conclusions.

Each available chapter of Appendix C is linked below along with attachments that provide additional information.

Links to the remaining attachments will be uploaded as the technical work is completed.

Please note that all documents are considered drafts and may be refined as the modeling work progresses. Once finalized, these attachments will become an appendix to the final 2017 Coastal Master Plan.

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Future Scenarios

Chapter 3 – Modeling Components and Overview

Chapter 4 – Model Outcomes and Interpretations

Chapter 5 -Modeling Conclusions and Looking Forward

If you have any questions regarding this information, please email us at MasterPlan@la.gov.

2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling Update Webinar

On September 22, 2015, CPRA held a webinar to provide an overview of the suite of modeling tools that have been developed to support the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The webinar is part of a series of technical updates on different aspects of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan and focuses solely on the modeling effort.

To view the 2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling Update recorded webinar, please click here.

As the webinar is 2.5 hours, please find below the list of presented topics with the corresponding times that mark when each topic’s presentation begins. Please note that each presentation topic is followed by Q&A.

To download the webinar’s corresponding PowerPoint slides, please click here.

 

2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling Update Webinar #3

On September 22, 2016, CPRA held a webinar to provide an overview of the model results that are being used to inform development of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The webinar is part of a series of technical updates on different aspects of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan and focuses solely on the modeling effort.

To view the 2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling Update recorded webinar, please click here.

To download the webinar’s corresponding PowerPoint slides, please click here.