Estimation of bulk atmospheric deposition of phosphorus over Lake Simcoe using remotely-sensed data

dc.contributor.advisorGharabaghi, B.
dc.contributor.authorRamkellawan, Jeffrey Wayne
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-31T16:28:31Z
dc.date.available2021-03-31T16:28:31Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractExcessive phosphorus has lead to Lake Simcoe's inability to support cold-water fisheries and atmospheric deposition is responsible for roughly one-third of this phosphorus. The objectives of this research were to develop a method for calculating atmospheric phosphorus deposition using weather radar data (compared to local rain gauges) over Lake Simcoe, conduct a statistical analysis on atmospheric bulk collector data, and develop a management tool (CALPUFF) to quantify the contribution of local sources to atmospheric deposition. By accounting for the spatial variability of rain quantity and quality differences in phosphorus loads ranged between 1-88% when not accounted for. Statistical analysis of the bulk collectors found a significant difference in phosphorus loads indicating the large impact local air pollution sources have on TP deposition versus distant sources. It was also found that CALPUFF is a powerful tool to quantify bulk atmospheric phosphorus deposition for Lake Simcoe; however more in-field data is required.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/24522
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectphosphorusen_US
dc.subjectLake Simcoeen_US
dc.subjectatmospheric depositionen_US
dc.subjectremotely-sensed dataen_US
dc.subjectair pollutionen_US
dc.titleEstimation of bulk atmospheric deposition of phosphorus over Lake Simcoe using remotely-sensed dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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