Computer models for quantifying the hydro-ecology of British rivers

Johnson, I.W.; Law, Frank. 1995 Computer models for quantifying the hydro-ecology of British rivers. Journal of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, 9 (3). 290-297.

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In recent years, the use of models and scoring surveys for assessing the environmental impacts associated with river-engineering works has increased. This paper discusses the circumstances in which modelling may be needed, and gives details of some of the models currently in use and under development. River corridor surveys, HABSCORE, RIVPACS (River Invertebrate Prediction and Classification System), SERCON (System for Evaluating Rivers for Conservation) and QUASAR (Quality Simulation Along Rivers) are described, and more detailed information is given on the IFIM (Instream Flow Incremental Methodology using PHABSIM), the physical habitat simulation approach being tested for the National Rivers Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0951-7359
Additional Keywords: habitat, HABSCORE, hydro-ecology, IFIM, PHABSIM, QUASAR, river corridor survey, RIVPACS, SERCON, water quality
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Computer Science
Date made live: 26 Sep 2013 14:16 +0 (UTC)

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