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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.
Key wordsWater quality analysis simulation program (WASP)-Geographical information system (GIS)-Integration-Environmental fluid dynamics code (EFDC)-Water quality model
Journal of Zhejiang University - Science A: Applied Physics & Engineering 11(12):1015-1024. · 0.53 Impact Factor