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Stochastic Water Quality Modeling of an Impaired River Impacted by Climate Change. Article in Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141(11), November 2015.

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15-03-036October 2015
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Author(s) Cox, T., D. Turner, G. Pelletier, and A. Navato
Description A new stochastic water quality modeling tool was applied to quantify potential climate change effects on a nutrient impaired reach in the Pacific Northwest. This tool allows for multiple stochastic inputs for steady state river water quality simulations. A previously published calibrated deterministic model of the targeted reach was adapted for this study. This model simulates steady-state nutrient, algae, and dissolved oxygen dynamics with both point and nonpoint pollutant loadings. It also includes simulation of diurnally varying water temperature, calculated as a function of air temperature, shading, and streamflow using heat budget equations.

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Keywords modeling, river, water quality
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