Profitable opportunities exist in the use of mathematical and numerical models as a low cost analytical tool for environmental consultants and research groups working to help government agencies, industries and utilities forecast and monitor man-made changes in the near-coastal environments. This brief reviews four models developed through MIT Sea Grant for the study of dispersion in Massachusetts Bay. They have been tested, modified, and verified in a variety of applications, including studies of sand and gravel mining and nuclear power plant effluences. Three benefits of these specific models are discussed. First, they are widely applicable. Second, the ease with which input may be varied in them facilitates the study of alternatives. And, third, the models provide information that permits more informed selection of field measurement sites, thus reducing costs by minimizing the amount of data needed for an adequate analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This publication is a MIT/Marine Industry Collegium Opportunity Brief #8. Price is $2.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00168349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 77-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM