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Main Title Preliminary Testing, Evaluation and Sensitivity Analysis for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Exposure Assessment Model (TEEAM).
Author Bird, S. L. ; Cheplick, J. M. ; Brown, D. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Office of Research and Development. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Athens, GA.
Publisher Mar 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/3-91/019;
Stock Number PB91-161711
Additional Subjects Terrestrial ecosystems ; Mathematical models ; Pesticides ; Land pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Food chains ; Exposure ; Environmental transport ; Sensitivity analysis ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Hydrology ; Performance evaluation ; Terrestrial Ecosystem Exposure Assessment Model
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-161711 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 123p
The report documents an initial testing and sensitivity analysis of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Exposure Assessment Model (TEEAM). TEEAM calculates the exposure concentrations of contaminants in plants and animals in terrestrial ecosystems. The project was performed in two phases. First, a sensitivity analysis was performed using a simple system--an American robin inhabiting a typical peanut field in Georgia that had been treated with diazinon. The primary food source for the robin was the earth-worms living in the pesticide-contaminated soil. Second, an intensive model testing and evaluation effort was undertaken to examine each major model component. Results of the testing suggest that continued model development should focus on better simulation of surface ponding, plant transport, and uptake by soil dweller and above ground insect populations.