SESAME proposes to:
couple stream and estuarine models with a basin-scale ocean model in order to simultaneously model the entire early life history (freshwater, estuarine, and coastal ocean habitats) of the Chinook salmon migrating through the San Francisco Bay estuary system.

SESAME will provide the ecosystem models needed as the basis of the ecosystem-based management and ecological risk assessment framework necessary to improve management of water and fishery resources in California.   Full Abstract

This project is funded by NASA Applied Sciences NNX11AP11G

The SESAME project is affiliated with two existing NASA funded projects: Additional project links:
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