Simulation modeling of estuarine ecosystems


1980 1979 Jun 18


Johnson RW Hamilton P
Macdonald KB

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A simulation model has been developed of Galveston Bay, Texas ecosystem. Secondary productivity measured by harvestable species (such as shrimp and fish) is evaluated in terms of man-related and controllable factors, such as quantity and quality of inlet freshwater and pollutants. This simulation model used information from an existing physical parameters model as well as pertinent biological measurements obtained by conventional sampling techniques. Predicted results from the model compared favorably with those from comparable investigations




ASW,USA,Texas,Galveston Bay, biological, Brackishwater pollution, Ecosystems, Energy flow, estuaries, fish, Galveston Bay, Man-induced effects, mathematical models, measurement, O 8050 CONFERENCES, Pollutants, Q1 01482 Ecosystems and energetics, Q1 01502 Methods and instruments, Q1 01521 Mechanical and natural changes, Q2 02162 Methods and instruments, Q2 02170 Nearshore dynamics, Q2 02442 Methods and instruments, River discharge, Sampling, Secondary Productivity, simulation, Texas, USA, water, Water quality