||Temperature and Conductivity Modeling for the Buffalo River.
Wang, P. F. ;
Martin, J. L. ;
||AScI Corp., Athens, GA.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Water pollution ;
Buffalo River ;
Environmental transport ;
Mathematical models ;
Nonpoint source ;
Erie County(New York)
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A hydrodynamic and water quality transport study of the Buffalo River has been conducted. Using a two-dimensional (laterally averaged) model and incorporating appropriate specification of boundary conditions, the authors simulated the transport of river water temperature and conductivity for the period of June-August 1988. The model results are compared with measurements for both temperature and conductivity. Stratification patterns are well described by the model. The results also suggest that heat flux through the water surface is primarily responsible for stratification during the heating process in the summer. The simulated conductivity compares well with the measurement for most situations, but underestimates in regions close to the mouth. Such discrepancies are attributed to neglecting point and non-point source loadings in the simulation.