Instructors, Fall 2006: Dr. Kevin Fermanich and Dr. Mike
UW Green Bay
Course Text: Hemond, H.F. and E.J. Fechner-Levy. 2000. Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment. 2nd ed. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 433 p.
Runkel, R. 2000. Using
OTIS to Model Solute Transport in Streams and Rivers
U.G. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS–138–99; January 2000
See link for this reading:
Steuer, J.J., 2000, A mass-balance approach for assessing PCB movement during remediation of a PCB-contaminated deposit on the Fox River, Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4245 Full Report
See link below for this reading (Oct 30, 2006):
Environ. Sci. Technol. ,
Mass Balance Model To Quantify Atrazine Sources, Transformation Rates, and Trends in the Great Lakes.
See link below for this reading (Nov xx, 2006):
"Nitrogen in the Mississippi Basin--Estimating Sources and Predicting Flux to the Gulf of Mexico" by Donald A. Goolsby and William A. Battaglin. USGS
Differences in Phosphorus and Nitrogen Delivery to The Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi RiverBasin Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 822–830
SCIENTISTS ISSUE FIRST-EVER “DEAD ZONE” FORECAST (www.noaa.gov;
added July 26, 2003)
A team of scientists from NOAA, the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), and Louisiana State University is forecasting that the size of the “Dead Zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas this summer should be between 4,770 and 6,900 square miles, an area approximately the size of the state of Connecticut. The “Dead Zone” is the name for the seasonal change in areas of the Gulf of Mexico where algal growth, stimulated by input of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphates from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, settles and decays in the bottom waters, leading to decreased oxygen levels.
Link to Dead Zone Forecast: Full Story Inside
Fox River Exercise
Water Flows in the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (nice water balance fact sheet)
Link to Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Information (USGS)
ELENA M. BENNETT; STEPHEN R. CARPENTER; AND NINA F. CARACO. 2001. Human Impact on Erodable Phosphorus and Eutrophication: A Global Perspective. BioScience 51 no3 227-34 Mr 2001
Excellent quantitative overview of the cycles. University of California Irvine
Ozone Hole Tour from University of Cambridge includes animations
EPA: The Science of Ozone Depletion
Questions to consider:
What are the sinks for Cl in the stratosphere?
According to the U. of Cambridge, what is a recipe for ozone depletion?
What is the status of this years Antarctic ozone thinning, compared to last year and the overall average?
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