The Effect of Storms on Pollution Loading Estimates

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by Keith W. Bedford, Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH, USA,
David Mark, Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH, USA,
Deborah Lee, Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: A rather extensive field and modeling program is underway in the Sandusky Bay/Nearshore region of Lake Erie and the objective of this paper is to summarize the preliminary results of a dynamic two dimensional hydrodynamic and transport simulation designed to synthesize the Sandusky Bay loads at the Lake's edge and compare them to those calculated by the operational load estimation procedure. A six week simulation time from June 1 to July 14, 1981 is simulated and compared to field data collected during that period. Several major storms occurred during the period, one with a particularly large storm surge; therefore, the effect of storms can be assessed. 15 refs.

Subject Headings: Two-dimensional models | Load factors | Storm surges | Storms | Pollution | Hydrologic models | Water pollution | Dynamic loads | Hydrodynamics | Lakes | Flow simulation | Lake Erie

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