A mathematical model of primary productivity and limnological patterns in Lake Mead
AuthorEverett, Lorne G.
Water -- Pollution -- Mead, Lake (Ariz. and Nev.)
Water -- Pollution -- Mathematical models.
Committee ChairQashu, Hasan K.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe temporal and spatial changes in chemical and biological properties of Lake Mead have been investigated, thereby indicating the sources of water pollution and the time of highest pollution potential. Planktonic organisms have been shown to indicate the presence of water problems. Macro- and micro-nutrient analyses have shown that primary productivity is not inhibited by limiting concentrations. A mathematical model has been developed, tested with one set of independent data, and shown worthy of management utility. Although the model works very well for the Lake Mead area, the physical reality of the MLR equation should be tested on independent data.
Degree NamePh. D.
Degree ProgramHydrology and Water Resources