Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Interdisciplinary studies on freshwater ecosystems, which were carried out at the CEC's JRC-Ispra as activities of the project Water Quality, resulted in a series of scientific publications concerning various lakes of the subalpine region and various types of pollution. Many of these studies followed a modelling approach, in the sense that field and laboratory experimental research was planned and results were interpreted with a mathematical model as a reference point. This monograph is the result of a long interaction between modeller and experimentalist in tackling freshwater ecology problems. Its purpose is twofold: to present the concepts underlying lake modelling in a simple and concise way and to discuss a selection of lake pollution cases, as a synthesis of a pluriannual activity in which both interpretative and predictive modelling were developed. Parts I and II are devoted to the modelling concepts currently used in the field of lake eutrophication and heavy metal pollution of lakes respectively. In Part III the application of such concepts to problems concerning three subalpine lakes is presented: the phosphorous cycle in Lake Lugano, the sediment-water interaction in Lake Varese and the evolution of the copper concentration in Lake Orta.

Additional information

Authors: ROSSI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13998 EN (1991) 144 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3267-9
Record Number: 199210300 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en