Mathematical Models Of Water Quality In Large Lakes Part 1: Lake Huron And Saginaw Bay

Di Toro, Dominic M.
Matystik, Walter F. Jr.
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This research was undertaken to develop and apply a mathematical model of the water quality in large lakes, particularly Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay (Part 1) and Lake Erie (Part 2). A mathematical model of phytoplankton biomass was developed which incorporates both phytoplankton and zooplankton as well as phosphorus, nitrogen and silica nutrient forms. Extensive water quality data for Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay was analyzed and statistically reduced. The model was then calibrated by comparison of computed results to these data. An exhaustive treatment of the kinetics employed for modeling the eutrophication process is presented. The sensitivity of the model to some of its key parameters is examined. In addition, responses of water quality in Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay system to variations in total phosphorus inputs are projected. This report was submitted in fulfillment of Grant No. R803030 by Manhattan College under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This report covers the project period March 26, 1974 to March 25, 1977.
Mathematical Models , Water Quality , Large Lakes , Lake Huron , Saginaw Bay