In-Situ Microocosms for Calibrating Dynamic Models

by Richard H. French, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, NV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The calibration of dynamic water quality models for lakes and reservoirs requires significant quantities of data, experience, and judgement. In particular, the identification of an appropriate set of coefficient values for the chemical-biologic components of such a model is particularly difficult. It is hypothesized that if the hydrodynamic and water quality components are decoupled that accurate and cost-effective calibration of the water quality components can be achieved by using in-situ microcosms.

Subject Headings: Dynamic models | Field tests | Calibration | Hydrologic models | Water pollution | Water quality | Mathematical models | Hydrologic data

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