The Effect of Storms on Pollution Loading Estimates

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


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: Dynamic loads | Two-dimensional models | Storms | Water pollution | Pollution | Storm surges | Sediment transport | Lakes | Great Lakes | Lake Erie

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