Nowcasting recreational water quality

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Advances in molecular techniques may soon provide new opportunities to provide more timely information on whether recreational beaches are free from fecal contamination. However, an alternative approach is the use of predictive models. This chapter presents a summary of these developing efforts. First, we describe documented physical, chemical, and biological factors that have been demonstrated by researchers to affect bacterial concentrations at beaches and thus represent logical parameters for inclusion in a model. Then, we illustrate how various types of models can be applied to predict water quality at freshwater and marine beaches.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Nowcasting recreational water quality
Chapter 10
DOI 10.1002/9780470518328.ch10
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 32 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Statistical framework for recreational water quality criteria and monitoring
First page 179
Last page 210
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