Draft 1--The effects of weather on the pollution level in the Western Duck Pond

This topic submitted by Leslie B, Jackie K, Matt W, Pete K, Adam G, David S (blahalm@miamioh.edu) at 9:39 pm on 9/20/99. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: Nicholson

We want to study the effects that rain had on the pollutants in the Western Duck Pond following this summer's drought. We predict that the rain will increase the number and level of pollutants in the water due to acid rain and runoff from area vegetation. It may also decrease the concentration of mineral deposits that have built up in the pond during the dry spells.

To do thid we shall first test the current status of the water to find out what pollutants exist to what extent in the pond. Then, contingent upon the weather, we shall test the pollutant levels immediately following and at periodic intervals after a rainfall.

Sources include:
1. http://www.vcnet.com/koi_net/H2Oquality.html
2. Mason, B.J. "Acid Rain: its causes and its effects on inland water." Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
3. Simonin, Howard. "The continuing saga of acid rain." New York State Conservationist. Vol 52, No. 5, pp 54-55, Apr 1998.
4. the lawn maintenance staff of Miami University
5. http://epa.gov/305b/

Next Article
Previous Article
Return to the Topic Menu


Here is a list of responses that have been posted to this Study...

IMPORTANT: Press the Browser Reload button to view the latest contribution.

Respond to this Submission!

IMPORTANT: For each Response, make sure the title of the response is different than previous titles shown above!

Response Title:
Author(s):

E-Mail:
Professor's Name (Choose either Cummins, Myers, Nicholson, or Zinn):
Optional: For Further Info on this Topic, Check out this WWW Site:
Response Text:



Article complete. Click HERE to return to the Natural Systems Menu.

Visit the rest of the site!

 Weather & Earth Science Resources

|Weather & Environmental Sites | Radar & Severe Weather |Earth Science Resources | Astronomy| Global Change |

Tropical Ecosystem Courses

Images: Tropical Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys, Everglades, and San Salvador, Bahamas

Images: Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica

2000 Syllabus:Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica

2000 Syllabus :Tropical Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys, Everglades, & San Salvador, Bahamas

 Tools & Other Stuff

Necessities: Macintosh Resources | Search Engines | Library Resources | Server Stats |