AQUATOX

AQUATOX is an process-based ecosystem model that simulates the fate of pollutants and their direct and indirect biological effects on aquatic ecosystems. It is capable of simulating lakes and ponds, reservoirs, rivers and streams, estuaries, and experimental ponds and enclosures.

Developer
EPA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.epa.gov
Spatial Resolution
System elements include lakes and rivers among others. Each component is defined as a point in the model and each point component assumes constant parameters. Therefore the spatial resolution is defined by the number of elements defined.
Temporal Resolution
Model can be steady state or utilize a daily or hourly time step. Smaller steps are used internally to reduce numerical error.
Outputs
Outputs specifics include water quality characteristics.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
ecosystem
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate parameters can be included through manual adjustment of input parameters.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic, numerical
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Sep-18
User Manual
go to documentation at www.epa.gov