Lake Biogeochemical Food Web Model

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Modeling a Biogeochemical Food Web in a Lake

Description

This is a nutrients, phytoplankton and zooplankton model with dissolved oxygen dynamics for a vertically stratified lake system with river inputs. Equations and empirical relations used are taken for the most part from Chapra 1997 Surface Water Quality Modeling.

The major processes simulated are the uptake of dissolved inorganic N by algae, consumption of algae by herbivorous zooplankton, consumption of herbivorous zooplankton by carnivorous zooplankton, and death and respiration of algae and zooplankton. The dissolved oxygen fluxes associated with reaearation, photosynthesis and decomposition are also simulated.

Additional Information

Keywords

biogeochemistry

Categories

GoldSim Applications, GoldSim Modules, Water Quality, Contaminant Transport Module

Experience Level
Intermediate
Contact

GoldSim Technology Group

 

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