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The effects of artificial destratification on limnological conditions and on phytoplankton were surveyed for 6 years (1995-2000) in Lake Dalbang (South Korea), a water supply reservoir receiving nutrients from agricultural non-point sources. In order to reduce odor problems caused by cyanobacterial blooms, six aerators were installed in 1996 and operated(More)
The effects of various factors including turbidity, pH, DOC, temperature, and solar radiation on the concentrations of total mercury (TM) and dissolved gaseous mercury (DGM) were investigated in an artificial reservoir in Korea. Episodic total mercury accumulation events occurred during the rainy season as turbidity increased, indicating that the TM(More)
An overview is provided of the potential effects of climate change on the watershed biogeochemical processes and surface water quality in mountainous watersheds of Northeast (NE) Asia that provide drinking water supplies for large populations. We address major 'local' issues with the case studies conducted at three watersheds along a latitudinal gradient(More)
Article history: Received 25 November 2005 Received in revised form 31 January 2006 Accepted 15 February 2006 Precious ecological information extracted from limnological long-term time series advances the theory on functioning and evolution of freshwater ecosystems. This paper presents results of applications of artificial neural networks (ANN) and(More)
A Bayesian network model was developed to assess the combined influence of nutrient conditions and climate on the occurrence of cyanobacterial blooms within lakes of diverse hydrology and nutrient supply. Physicochemical, biological, and meteorological observations were collated from 20 lakes located at different latitudes and characterized by a range of(More)
Lake water quality and trophic state are evaluated using various parameters which may have different interpretations. Therefore, it is useful to adopt a proxy index that shows normalized values of parameters having different units and distribution characteristics. In this study, a model for integrated water quality index was developed for lakes and(More)
The management of sensor data is challenging for most scientists or engineers. A cloud database service is a novel effective approach to such data management. In this paper, we presented a SaaS service that is based on a variant of the O&M model and implemented on Google App Engine. This system was applied for the management of sensor data from the(More)
The photosynthesis of plankton sampled from the eutrophic Lake Loosdrecht was studied in Laboratory Scale Enclosures (LSEs) with regard to the rate of mixing. First, two LSEs were operated at different mixing rates. No significant differences in photosynthetic performance were found, with the exception of a depressed photosynthesis in the afternoon in the(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the trophic state of agricultural reservoirs within the four major watersheds and evaluate ecosystem health using a multi-metric fish modeling approach of the lentic ecosystem health assessment (LEHA) in South Korea. Fish survey for the LEHA model was sampled twice from 12 reservoirs (oligotrophic to(More)
Aquatic ecosystems are threatened by increasing variability in the hydrologic responses. In particular, the health of river ecosystems in steeply sloping watersheds is aggravated due to soil erosion and stream depletion during dry periods. This study suggested and assessed a method to improve the adaptation ability of a river system in a steep watershed.(More)