Development and Validation of the Water Quality Model System for Massachusetts Coastal Waters

PI: Changsheng Chen, UMass - Dartmouth, Robert C Beardsley, WHOI

Project Number:2010-R/RC-116

Start Date:2010-02-01End Date:2012-07-31In this project, researchers are developing a water quality assessment and forecast model for Massachusetts coastal waters. This will include the development of a 3-D prognostic ecosystem model system that will help synthesize in-situ and satellite-based measurements and provide research and management communities with accurate ecosystem hindcasts and forecasts. The project is expected to improve predictions of both short- and long-term ecosystem shifts and lead to better management of local marine resources.

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