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Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool Benefits Module: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2020]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to facilitate integrated water resources management. The new Benefits Module for WMOST enables stakeholders to calculate the value of additional ...
A synthesis of case studies from Narragansett Bay (RI/MA, USA) emphasizing implementation of the US Clean Water Act using adaptive management.
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 01, 2020]
Over the last 40 years, Narragansett Bay has experienced significant water quality improvements in response to reductions in nitrogen, heavy metal and organic contaminants, and bacterial pathogen discharge. The sources of these pollutants stem from the long history of population ...
User’s Guide for the Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C) Version 1.4
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 20, 2018]
The Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C v1.4) is a Java-based interface system that facilitates the integration of agriculture, atmosphere, and hydrology simulations at large scales through the current release of the Spatial Allocator (SA v4.3.2) Raster Tools syste...
Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion Appliances Feb 2020
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 19, 2019]
This report covers wood stove testing carried out by ORD during May 2018 to June 2018. Testing and analysis was completed as of October 2018. Three stoves of varying design and certification level were tested using the Black Carbon Protocol developed by the International Cryosphe...
EnviroAtlas Educational Curriculum: Introduction to Ecosystem Services
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 13, 2019]
This module promotes student discovery and learning about the interconnectedness of humans and ecosystems. Centered on ecosystem services, these six classroom-ready lessons incorporate use of EnviroAtlas to encourage a systems approach to thinking about the world. This approach p...
Test Report - CleanCook Model A1 Stove with Alcohol Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 15, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report - In Stove 60-Liter Institutional Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 25, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report, BioLite Home Stove with Wood Fuel, Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v3: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2018]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that facilitates integrated water management at the local or small watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed context, accounting fo...
Test Report - StoveTeam International, Ecocina Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 11, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Advancing Understanding of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production Operations to Support EPA’s Air Quality Modeling of Ozone Non-Attainment Areas; Final Summary Report
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 27, 2016]
Executive Summary Environmentally responsible development of oil and gas assets requires well-developed emissions inventories and measurement techniques to verify emissions and the effectiveness of control strategies. To accurately model the oil and gas sector impacts on air qual...
Watershed Modeling To Assess The Sensitivity Of Streamflow, Nutrient, And Sediment Loads To Potential Climate Change And Urban Development In 20 U.S. Watersheds (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 26, 2013]
In September 2013, EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds</em>.<br><br>Watershed modeling was conducted in ...
Predictive Seagrass Habitat Model
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 28, 2015]
Restoration of ecosystem services provided by seagrass habitats in estuaries requires a firm understanding of the modes of action of multiple interacting stressors including nutrients, climate change, coastal land-use change, and habitat modification. We explored the application...
Quantitative Models Describing Past and Current Nutrient Fluxes and Associated Ecosystem Level Responses in the Narragansett Bay Ecosystem
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 29, 2015]
Multiple drivers, including nutrient loading and climate change, affect the Narragansett Bay ecosystem in Rhode Island/Massachusetts, USA. Managers are interested in understanding the timing and magnitude of these effects, and ecosystem responses to restoration actions. To provid...
UV EXPOSURE OF CORAL ASSEMBLAGES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 15, 2003]
Recent studies have indicated that solar radiation can be a significant stressor of coral assemblages in tropical and subtropical marine environments. Here we review the scientific literature related to the interactions of solar radiation with coral reefs, with emphasis on harm...
Pettaquamscutt Cove Salt Marsh: Environmental Conditions and Historical Ecological Change
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jun 01, 2014]
Using historic air photos and U.S. Coast Survey maps, historic vegetation changes were identified. Using surveys of vegetation and elevation, we measure elevation of Narrow River salt marshes, and compare it with other salt marshes in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Water ...
Review and Synthesis of Available Information to Estimate Human Impacts to Dissolved Oxygen in Hood Canal
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
This is a draft review and synthesis of monitoring and analysis conducted by several departments at the University of Washington, U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Kitsap County, and Mason County. The report summarizes findings from a 2008 peer-revie...
ECOSYSTEM STRESS FROM CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO LOW-LEVELS OF NITRATE
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 01, 2005]
Throughout the eastern United States, from the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, bioavailable nitrogen has been falling in the rain since the industrial revolution. Bioavailable nitrogen is a limiting nutrient throughout this region. While long-term resear...
Ecosystem Services Research Program, Pollutant Specific Studies: Nitrogen Regulations Services Implementation Plan
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 03, 2009]
The Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) is a new, multi-year research initiative under development by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The overall goal of the ESRP is to transform the way decision-makers understand and respond to environmental issues, making...
METHANE EMISSIONS FROM THE U.S. PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 1998]
The report quantifies methane (CH4) emissions from the U.S. petroleum industry by identifying sources of CH4 from the production, transportation, and refining of oil. Emissions are reported for the base year 1993 and for the years 1986 through 1992, based on adjustments to the ba...
AMBIENT AIR MONITORING STRATEGY
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 31, 2005]
The Clean Air Act requires EPA to establish national ambient air quality standards and to regulate as necessary, hazardous air pollutants. EPA uses ambient air monitoring to determine current air quality conditions, and to assess progress toward meeting these standards and relat...