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Great Lakes Resource Shed Delineation

The purpose of this study is to create new tools for ecosystem-based management and study of coastal ecosystems and relevant environmental issues through the definition, methodological development and large-scale delineation of of resource sheds in the Great Lakes. The plan is to define resource sheds by combining several modeling techniques and combine the information with GIS to create a number of resource shed maps. Specifically the research team plans to adapt a linked hydrodynamic and particle tracking model for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie to delineate circulation patterns in the lake. Then the team plans adapt a lumped-parameter large basin runoff model to indicate source locations within a tributary watershed for water leaving the river mouth at specified times as determined by spatial precipitation patterns. Finally the output of the two models is linked so that resource sheds may be tracked into a tributary watershed (when appropriate). Model output will be analysed with GIS so that resource shed maps based on average circulation patterns can be produced. The maps are to be presented on a website and made available for researchers and managers for use in their projects.

(Matching Funds) $61,174 USD (Estimates)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Joseph F. AtkinsonPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
David F. RaikowResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Thomas E. Croley IIResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
New York Sea Grant $ 75,260.00USDEstimates

Funding 14 projects for a total of $1,043,408.00
Scope of Study
Theoretical
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Physical/Chemical
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Natural Physical/Geological Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Ontario
State Province
New York
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Research & Development
Annex 17
Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Mass transfer of pollutants between GL Basin Ecosystem components
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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