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Main Title Great Lakes Environmental Planning Using Limnological Systems Analysis: Summary.
Author Crook, Leonard T. ; Sonzogni, William C. ;
CORP Author Great Lakes Basin Commission, Ann Arbor, MI. ;Hydroscience, Inc., Westwood, NJ.;Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1979
Report Number DACW35-71-C-0030; EPA-16110-FLJ; EPA/600/3-79/011A;
Stock Number PB-290 151
Additional Subjects Limnology ; Great Lakes ; Water resources ; Decision making ; Water chemistry ; Mathematical models ; Planning ; Evaluation ; Systems analysis ; Feasibility studies ; Lakes ; Hydrology ; Ecology ; Lake Erie ; Recommendations ; Objectives ; Coordination ; Projects ; Lake Superior ; Lake Michigan ; Ecosystems ; Environmental effects
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NTIS  PB-290 151 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 38p
Abstract
The report documents the deliberate decision making process used by the Great Lakes Basin Commission in concluding that rational modeling methodologies could be used to evaluate the effect of different planning alternatives on the Great Lakes and that planning for specific problems affecting the Great Lakes system can be technically and economically supported through mathematical modeling and systems analysis. It assesses the technical and economical feasibility of developing mathematical models to assist in making selections from among alternative management strategies and structural solutions proposed for solving water resource problems of the Great Lakes. The study reviews, evaluates and categorizes present and future water resources problems, presently available data, problem-oriented mathematical models and the state of models and model synthesis for large lakes. A demonstration modeling framework for planning is developed and applied to western Lake Erie and the Great Lakes system. The report evaluates four widely ranging alternatives for future modeling efforts in the Great Lakes and recommends the modeling level most feasible to answer planning questions on scales ranging from the Great Lakes to regional areas. Also discussed is a proposed Commission study which will apply limnological systems analysis to the planning process.