Accession Number : ADP002409

Title :   Summer Peak of Nutrient Concentrations in Lake Water,

Corporate Author : JAPAN BOTTOM SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION TOKYO

Personal Author(s) : Yoshida,T.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The nutrient concentrations of lake water are strongly influenced by both inflowing nutrients and those released from sediment in the lake. The former may be related to the basic nutrient concentration of the lake in winter and the latter to the peak concentration in summer. This paper considers the problem of how the summer peak may be generated, using actual data from two lakes in Japan. By using a mathematical simulation, it can be shown that the summer peak may be generated largely from nutrient materials released from sediment. Using this approach, release rates have been calculated for two lakes. The approach makes a prediction of water improvement due to sediment removal.

Descriptors :   *Environmental management, *Nutrients, *Lakes, Japan, Water quality, Summer, Seasonal variations, Data acquisition, Mathematical analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE