Presentation Title

Study of Thermal Stratification in Reservoirs and Algae Blooms

Faculty Mentor

Martin Hoecker-Martinez

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

252

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

As humans population grows more food is needed thus causing the field of agriculture to grow. By having a very large concentration of livestock in one location the feces is not easily controlled, and when the soil reaches it’s capacity to hold the waste, the waste runs off when rain falls. Thus giving cyanobacteria the phosphorus it needs to grow, and along with heat an algal bloom will occur Our studies goals are to:

  • Illustrate the heat flux of the Diurnal Surface layer to predict where hot spots will be located
  • Build a buoy with temperature loggers to see the diurnal mixing in real time
  • Use these findings to optimize the location of a pump to siphon water out of the reservoir

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Study of Thermal Stratification in Reservoirs and Algae Blooms

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As humans population grows more food is needed thus causing the field of agriculture to grow. By having a very large concentration of livestock in one location the feces is not easily controlled, and when the soil reaches it’s capacity to hold the waste, the waste runs off when rain falls. Thus giving cyanobacteria the phosphorus it needs to grow, and along with heat an algal bloom will occur Our studies goals are to:

  • Illustrate the heat flux of the Diurnal Surface layer to predict where hot spots will be located
  • Build a buoy with temperature loggers to see the diurnal mixing in real time
  • Use these findings to optimize the location of a pump to siphon water out of the reservoir