Approach for 3-D, Time-Varying Hydrodynamic/Water Quality Model of Chesapeake Bay

by Mark S. Dortch, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has identified major contributing factors to the Bay's decline as inputs of nutrients and toxicants from point and nonpoint sources. It is necessary that strategies are developed to reverse the present Bay decline, and to accommodate future growth in an environmentally sound manner. A three-dimensional (3-D), time-varying hydrodynamic and water quality model for the Bay and tributaries will provide a detailed assessment of the system's response to nutrient inputs and other parameters varied realistically over time and space, allowing more definitive evaluation of proposed management actions prior to selection and implementation of management strategies.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Hydrologic models | Bays | Water pollution | Water quality | Mathematical models | Simulation models | Nutrients | Chesapeake Bay region

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