WIT Press

Water Quality Screening Methodology For A Coastal Boat Basin

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MAR950171

Volume

9

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

782 kb

Author(s)

J.L. DiLorenzo, E. Hasbrouck & T.O. Najarian

Abstract

A water quality screening methodology is applied to an existing, tidally dominated boat basin, Centerport Harbor, New York, USA. This technique combines a limited field- sampling program with a modified version of STEAM (Simplified Tidal Embayment Assessment Model) — a mathematical model which simulates the first-order water quality response of small (i.e., well mixed), semi- enclosed basins to external forcing effects of tides, pollutant loadings and freshwater inflows. Observed tides and measured dye-tracer concentrations are used to calibrate the model. Model analyses evaluate the flushing time and pollution susceptibility of Centerport Harbor. 1 Introduction Excessive accumulations of nutrients, plankton and contami

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