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Title: Quality control manual for computational estuarine modelling
Author: M Bartlett J
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_670, Representation ID: 229, Object ID: 2002
Abstract:
The overall aim of this study is to establish best practice, shortcomings and future research needs in determining freshwater flow needs of estuaries. In particular, the study has examined the use of computational, including statistical, modelling in determining these needs. It is hoped that the resulting documents will be of practical use across all disciplines working within estuaries. The outputs from the study are: - an R and D Technical Report that identifies shortcomings, best practice, implementation benefits and future R and D of freshwater flow needs to estuaries. - this quality control manual to be used when undertaking a computational estuary model study. The manual contains guidance on: - how to define modelling projects; - how to tender a modelling study; - field data collection techniques; - model types and quality control; - modelling and data collection strategy. The use of computational models is one of the most powerful tools available to quantify the effect of variations of freshwater residual flows when applied to estuarine quality/morphology processes. The prolonged and detailed public enquiries that are likely to accompany future applications to increase abstraction and reduce MRF in estuaries will require supportable evidence of the impact of increased abstraction. Any new national methodology must provide such quantified evidence.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: EstuariesRiversModellingCatchment basinsStreamsData collectionStandardsFreshwater ecology
Extent: 112
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4518
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