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Title: Verification and evaluation of aquatic Contaminant Simulation Module (CSM)
Authors: Zhang, Zhonglong
Johnson, Billy E.
Keywords: Hydrologic models
Hydraulic models
Contaminated sediments
Water quality
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Environmental Quality and Installations Research Program (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/TN; EQT-16-2
Abstract: Purpose: The United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) developed the aquatic contaminant simulation module (CSM). The overall purpose of the CSM is to provide a “plug in” contaminant simulation module for existing hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) models. The CSM computes internal source and sinks for a wide range of contaminants for both water column and underlying sediment layer. Likewise, it was written as a dynamic link library (DLL) and compiled as CSM.dll. The CSM is independent of the dimensionality of the spatial domain and has general applicability to aquatic systems. In addition, it has been integrated into the Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) (HEC 2010a, b) and Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) (Arnold et al. 1998, Neitsch et al. 2011). It will also be integrated into ERDC's Adaptive Hydraulics (AdH) model (Berger et al. 2012). The CSM has been verified and evaluated through a series of test cases. In these tests, CSM computed results were compared to observed data available in published literatures and similar outputs generated from the RECOVERY model (Boyer et al. 1994, Ruiz et al. 2000) and Water-quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP) model (Wool et al. 2006). This technical note (TN) describes the results of the model verification and evaluation studies. Likewise, this TN also provides information about the CSM parameter inputs and capabilities.
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