The use of models

D. A. Haith, W. Rast, K. H. Reckhow, L. Somlyody, G. Van Straten

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The use of mathematical models in assessment and management of eutrophic lakes and reservoirs is considered and an overview of relevant eutrophication models (both watershed and waterbody models) presented. It also presents guidelines for using such models to assess the trophic conditions and associated water quality conditions of lakes and reservoirs in a range of limnological settings, including tropical/sub-tropical, temperate and sub-arctic regions. The book stresses the use of simple, practical relationships and models, bringing together hydrologic and hydrodynamic characteristics, descriptions of chemical and biological transformations, and "interface terms' (input, output or exchange of materials through the boundaries), to build up a dynamic simulation waterbody model. -after Editors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-113
Number of pages29
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Haith, D. A., Rast, W., Reckhow, K. H., Somlyody, L., & Van Straten, G. (1989). The use of models. Unknown Journal, 85-113.