A macrophyte submodel for aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic Botany
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A macrophyte submodel has been incorporated and tested in CE-QUAL-R1, a one-dimensional, vertically averaged model of reservoir water quality. A quasi two-dimensional scheme was necessary to represent the spatial relationship of macrophytes in reservoirs adequately. The macrophyte processes modeled were photosynthesis, dark respiration, excretion and nonpredatory mortality. Process equations for photosynthesis as a function of light and temperature, and dark respiration as a function of temperature were tested using data from laboratory studies. The submodel was field tested, along with other components of CE-QUAL-R1, using data collected at Eau Galle Reservoir, WI, U.S.A.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A macrophyte submodel for aquatic ecosystems
Series title Aquatic Botany
Volume 33
Issue 3-4
Year Published 1989
Language English
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description pp. 191-206
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Aquatic Botany
First page 191
Last page 206