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Travis Doom (Advisor), Michael Raymer (Committee Member), Yvonne Vadeboncoeur (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


This work describes an implementation of a model for estimation of both benthic and phytoplanktonic primary production in lakes. The web application makes use of interpolation techniques to allow estimates of primary production using values for photosynthesis/irradiance parameters at only 5 depths. These estimates compare favorably in accuracy with estimates using values listed at over one hundred depths. Validation of the implementation was done by comparison with primary production results from the Northern Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research database.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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