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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2010 Vol.11 No.12 P.1015-1024

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A1000244


Integration of USEPA WASP model in a GIS platform


Author(s):  Sen Peng, George Yu-zhu Fu, Xin-hua Zhao

Affiliation(s):  School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China, Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA

Corresponding email(s):   ps2002516@gmail.com, gfu@georgiasouthern.edu

Key Words:  Water quality analysis simulation program (WASP), Geographical information system (GIS), Integration, Environmental fluid dynamics code (EFDC), Water quality model


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Sen Peng, George Yu-zhu Fu, Xin-hua Zhao. Integration of USEPA WASP model in a GIS platform[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2010, 11(12): 1015-1024.

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Abstract: 
The integration of water quality analysis simulation program (WASP) with a geographical information system (GIS) is presented. This integration was undertaken to enhance the data analysis and management ability of the widely used water quality model. Different types of data involved in WASP modeling were converted and integrated into GIS using a database method. The spatial data modeling and analysis capability of GIS were used in the operation of the model. The WASP water quality model was coupled with the environmental fluid dynamics code (EFDC) hydrodynamic model. A case study of the Lower Charles River Basin (Massachusetts, USA) water quality model system was conducted to demonstrate the integration process. The results showed that high efficiency of the data process and powerful function of data analysis could be achieved in the integrated model, which would significantly improve the application of WASP model in water quality management.

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