Calibrating the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model

by Carl F. Cerco, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,
Thomas M. Cole, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

Abstract: A eutrophication model comprised of twenty-two state variables including three algal groups and multiple species of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica is described. Equations governing algae, a single nutrient, and primary production for a simplified system are presented and solved analytically. Characteristics of the simplified system are used to guide calibration of the complete model.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Hydrologic models | Calibration | Bays | Water pollution | Mathematical models | Eutrophication | Nutrients | Vegetation | Chesapeake Bay region

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