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Main Title WASP7 Benthic Algae - Model Theory and User's Guide. Supplement to Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) User Documentation.
Author Ambrose, R. B. ; Martin, J. L. ; Wool, T. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Ecosystems Research Div. ;Mississippi State Univ., Starkville, MS. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA. Region IV.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Sep 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/106;
Stock Number PB2007-100139
Additional Subjects WASP ; Eutrophication module ; Benthic algae ; Model theory ; User's guide ; Phytoplankton ; Floating plants ; Water quality ; Riverine water ; Aquatic plants ; Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP)
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NTIS  PB2007-100139 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The standard WASP7 eutrophication module includes nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, dissolved oxygen-organic matter interactions, and phytoplankton kinetics. In many shallow streams and rivers, however, the attached algae (benthic algae, or periphyton, attached to submerged substrates) are often of greater importance than phytoplankton. These attached plants affect water quality in various ways, and their impact must often be considered in order to properly evaluate riverine water quality conditions. An advanced WASP7 eutrophication module has been developed to handle streams and rivers with bottom algae. This supplemental user manual documents the new bottom algae algorithms, including the kinetic equations, the additional model input and output, and a series of model verification tests.