Virtual Beach

Virtual Beach is a coastal water quality statistical model designed to predict fecal indicator bacteria in beach systems.

Developer
EPA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.epa.gov
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is user defined based on the boundaries of the beach evaluated.
Temporal Resolution
Steady state conditions are used.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include water quality characteristics.
Intended User
decision maker
Model Type
coastal
Inclusion of Climate Change
Future predictions are possible after validation, but model is fit to historical data and it is difficult to include non-stationary climate concerns.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
2d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
not applicable
Coding Language
excel, GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
statistical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Feb-19
User Manual
go to documentation at www.epa.gov