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Chesapeake Bay eutrophication model
Cerco, C.F. (2000). Chesapeake Bay eutrophication model, in: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. pp. 363-404
In: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) (2000). Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. Island Press: Washington D.C. ISBN 1-55963-700-5. XI, 539 pp., more

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  • Cerco, C.F.

    The CE-QUAL-ICM is a three-dimensional, time-variable eutrophication model. It incorporates twenty-two state variables that include physical properties; multiple forms of algae, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica; and dissolved oxygen. The model is part of a larger package that includes a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model and a benthic sediment diagenesis model. Application to Chesapeake Bay over a three-year period, 1984-1986, indicates the model successfully simulates water-column and sediment processes that affect water quality. Phenomena simulated include formation of the spring algal bloom subsequent to the annual peak in nutrient runoff, onset and breakup of summer anoxia, and coupling of organic particle deposition with sediment-water nutrient and oxygen fluxes. The study demonstrates that complex eutrophication problems can be addressed with coupled three-dimensional hydrodynamic and waterquality models.

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