Ecological Parameters Pertinent to Development of a Water Quality Assessment Model for Clover Creek McChord Air Force Base, Washington.
NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIV DENTON INST OF APPLIED SCIENCE
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This model should be able to predict and assess impacts and offer mitigative strategies for sound environmental planning of Air Force operations that could impact aquatic ecosystems. Development of an effective instrument requires much more than systems analysis and computer modeling technology. It requires working knowledge of structure and dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and their watersheds, and adequate data bases for specific systems. Biological subsystems within ecosystems are considerably more complex and difficult to model than physical dynamics e.g., hydrological. Air Force personnel involved in water quality assessment model development should have an understanding of the structure and dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and their watersheds. Because aquatic systems vary considerably among eco-geographical regions, they should be cognizant of specific baseline data required to develop models of lentic and lotic dynamics.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology