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Main Title Ecological Studies and Mathematical Modeling of 'Cladophora' in Lake Huron: 6. Seasonal and Spatial Variation in Growth Kinetics.
Author Canale, Raymond P. ; Auer, Martin T. ; Graham, James M. ;
CORP Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806600; EPA-600/J-82-375;
Stock Number PB83-238287
Additional Subjects Algae ; Growth ; Water pollution ; Lake Huron ; Concentration(Composition) ; Seasonal variations ; Phosphorus ; Underwater light ; Temperature ; Depth ; Respiration ; Mathematical models ; Photosynthesis ; Reprints ; Organic loading ; Standing crops
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-238287 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
The routine output of a mathematical model for Cladophora growth provides a useful integration of the biological, chemical and physical factors involved, but affords little information regarding the individual importance of key mechanisms. This manuscript describes model calculations of the seasonal and spatial variation in the processes regulating the growth of Cladophora. The impact of light, temperature, internal phosphorus levels, and self-shading are described on a seasonal basis. Seasonal cycles of Cladophora growth and the distribution of the alga with respect to depth are examined in terms of a critical energy balance between light-enhanced respiration and gross photosynthesis.