Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191014
Title:
A mathematical model of eutrophication in Lake Mead.
Author:
Slawson, Guenton Cyril,1949-
Issue Date:
1974
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A conceptual model of an aquatic ecosystem has been formulated. The formulation incorporates largely empirical deterministic relationships describing biological response to abiotic and biotic environmental parameters into a stochastic representation of birth and death events. The occurrence of these events may be described as a Poisson process. Mathematical system theory provides a methodology for organizing the available information on aquatic ecosystem processes into a coherent and logical structure. This organizational capability is demonstrated. The portion of the conceptual model describing primary productivity has been calibrated and tested on an independent data set. This model works well for the Lake Mead system but needs to be tested on other aquatic systems to evaluate its managerial utility. The modeling of the complex interactions of aquatic food web processes requires further investigation to define an acceptable set of model coefficients.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Eutrophication -- Arizona -- Mead, Lake.; Eutrophication -- Mead, Lake (Ariz. and Nev.)
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Qashu, Hasan K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA mathematical model of eutrophication in Lake Mead.en_US
dc.creatorSlawson, Guenton Cyril,1949-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSlawson, Guenton Cyril,1949-en_US
dc.date.issued1974en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA conceptual model of an aquatic ecosystem has been formulated. The formulation incorporates largely empirical deterministic relationships describing biological response to abiotic and biotic environmental parameters into a stochastic representation of birth and death events. The occurrence of these events may be described as a Poisson process. Mathematical system theory provides a methodology for organizing the available information on aquatic ecosystem processes into a coherent and logical structure. This organizational capability is demonstrated. The portion of the conceptual model describing primary productivity has been calibrated and tested on an independent data set. This model works well for the Lake Mead system but needs to be tested on other aquatic systems to evaluate its managerial utility. The modeling of the complex interactions of aquatic food web processes requires further investigation to define an acceptable set of model coefficients.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEutrophication -- Arizona -- Mead, Lake.en_US
dc.subjectEutrophication -- Mead, Lake (Ariz. and Nev.)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairQashu, Hasan K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInce, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEverett, Lorne G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWymore, A. Wayneen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213374506en_US
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