CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE AQUATIC MONITORING PROGRAM DESIGN FOR THERMAL ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS.

R. R. Horner, J. S. Richey, G. L. Thomas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Thermal electric generating stations have a potential to alter the biotic and abiotic conditions in adjacent water bodies. A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from the University of Washington has developed such a conceptual framework to guide the design of power plant aquatic monitoring programs. This framework is organized into four hierarchical levels to accommodate the quality of information in a user's possession. Algorithms within the hierarchy help the monitoring program designer identify and prioritize mechanisms likely to cause ecological change, ecosystem components that might demonstrate a response, hypotheses of impact, and an appropriate sampling design for hypothesis testing. The entire framework has been programmed for interactive computer application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASTM Special Technical Publication
EditorsBilly G. Isom
PublisherASTM
Pages86-100
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0803104553
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
ISSN (Print)0066-0558

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Horner, R. R., Richey, J. S., & Thomas, G. L. (1986). CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE AQUATIC MONITORING PROGRAM DESIGN FOR THERMAL ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS. In B. G. Isom (Ed.), ASTM Special Technical Publication (pp. 86-100). (ASTM Special Technical Publication). ASTM.