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Main Title Plume Development Using Lagrangian Marker Method.
Author Oman, Gordon J. ; Sydor, Michael ;
CORP Author Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Physics.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-803952; EPA-600/J-81-637;
Stock Number PB83-244103
Additional Subjects Plumes ; Turbidity ; Water flow ; Water pollution ; Lake Superior ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Mathematical models ; Shores ; Harbors ; Runoff ; Monitoring ; Hydrodynamics ; Diffusion ; Remote sensing ; Circulation ; Wisconsin ; Reprints ; Point sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-244103 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 22p
Currents as a function of wind were calculated by a depth integrated model of Lake Superior. Using the calculated currents, the development of large turbidity plume was numerically simulated. Good agreement between the simulated plume, remote sensing, and ground truth data provided verification of calculated current patterns and much insight into the ultimate fate of pollutants in western Lake Superior as a function of wind. The long range transport of a conservative pollutant from the Duluth-Superior harbor was simulated for westerly winds and for vaiable winds. For westerly winds, the model predicted that the contaminant would be transported along the Wisconsin shore away from the harbor area. For variable winds, the pollutant remained trapped in the southwest corner of the lake.