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AQUATOX Data Sources for Parameter Values

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Bibliography for AQUATOX data libraries

This bibliography provides the complete literature citations for the parameter values in the AQUATOX data libraries (those are the Notes fields in the underlying data screens for biotic, remineralization, chemical, and chemical toxicity parameter values). Download the Bibliography for AQUATOX data libraries.

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Compendia of parameter values for US Army Corps of Engineers models

One of the more challenging aspects of calibrating and applying AQUATOX to new waterbodies is finding appropriate values for the many biotic and chemical parameters contained in the model. The following are some of the data sources we have commonly used in the development of AQUATOX. Although they are old, they draw on an extensive literature that generally does not appear in present-day Internet searches.

Collins, Carol Desormeau, and Joseph H. Wlosinski. 1983. Coefficients for Use in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Model, CE-QUAL-R1. Vicksburg, Miss.: Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.

  • Part 1: Introduction and Phytoplankton parameters
  • Part 2: Animal parameters
  • Part 3: References

Leidy, G.R., and R.M. Jenkins. 1977. The Development of Fishery Compartments and Population Rate Coefficients for Use in Reservoir Ecosystem Modeling. Contract Rept. CR-Y-77-1, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg Mississippi, 134 pp.

  • Introductory material
  • Parts 1- 3
  • Appendix A- F
  • Appendix G-M
  • Appendix N
  • Appendix O – end

Leidy, G. R., and G. R. Ploskey. 1980. Simulation Modeling of Zooplankton and Benthos in Reservoirs: Documentation and Development of Model Constructs. Technical Report E-80-4 U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.

  • Introductory material, Parts 1-2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4
  • Part 5
  • Part 6
  • Appendix A – C
  • Appendix D – E
  • References

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