In this study a site-specific, multi-algal species mathematical model is developed to allow meaningful predictions of water quality of the Vaal River on a short and medium time-scale. The model takes into account the variability of six environmental variables, namely light, temperature, turbidity, dissolved inorganic nitrogen, phosphorus and silicon concentrations, that are all known to have a major effect on algal growth in the river.
Research Article|November 01 1999
Modelling Phytoplankton in the Vaal River (South Africa)
A. H. J. Cloot
Water Sci Technol (1999) 40 (10): 119-124.
A. H. J. Cloot, A. J. H. Pieterse; Modelling Phytoplankton in the Vaal River (South Africa). Water Sci Technol 1 November 1999; 40 (10): 119–124. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1999.0510
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