Phase 7 Model Development
The Chesapeake Bay Program is updating its modeling and analysis tools used in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. For more information, please visit the Phase 7 Model Development Webpage.
The Chesapeake Bay Program and its partners produce tributary basin summary reports for the Bay’s 12 major tributaries using tidal monitoring data from more than 130 monitoring stations throughout the mainstem and tidal portions of the Bay. These reports use water quality sample data to summarize 1) How tidal water quality (TN, TP, DO, Chlorophyll a, Secchi Depth) has changed over time, 2) How and which factors may influence water quality change over time, and 3) Recent research connecting observed changes in aquatic conditions to its drivers.
These documents can be found on the CAST webpage here.
Phase 6 Climate Change Modeling Documentation
The Chesapeake Bay TMDL 2017 Midpoint Assessment
Phase 6 WQSTM Peer Review
This project page is the repository for documents and files related to the peer review of the Phase 6 Water Quality and Sediment Transport Model (WQSTM). Please email Kyle Hinson (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
All documentation for the Phase 6 WQSTM can be found in the Draft 2017 documentation and its appendices. Information on key scenarios can also be found in the Phase 6 Key Scenarios pdf file.
Further attachments contain all the presentations that were presented for the STAC peer review.
Phase 6 WQSTM Peer Review
This section contains resources and publications including prior reviews that may be employed in reviewing the Phase 6 Water Quality and Sediment Transport Model (WQSTM).
New web page summarizes the priorities and identifies lead researchers for each effort. The descriptions are brief with links to more detailed workplans.
Chesapeake Bay Bathymetric Volumes
CMAQ Peer Reviews
CMAQ Review Process: During the past three years, CMAS, in collaboration with EPA scientists, has organized two CMAQ review panel meetings etc. The first CMAQ review meeting was held during December 2003. The second meeting was held during May 2005. The review process usually starts by inviting a number of key scientists to participate in the process. The scientists are selected based on their expertise in accordance with the focus of the review session. After reviewing numerous reports and articles and completing their meeting in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the review panel prepares a comprehensive report on their findings and recommendations. EPA then responds to the comments of the reviewers. Final review reports are posted below.
First Review (December, 2003)
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Model - Third Review (February, 2007)
First Chesapeake Bay Phase 5 Watershed Model Review
Second Chesapeake Bay Phase 5 Watershed Model Review (2008)
Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and Sediment Transport Model
Review of the Shallow Water SAV and Clarity Simulation
Peer Review Guidance
The CBP models follow the peer review guidance developed by EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) for regulatory models: http://www.epa.gov/spc/pdfs/modelpr.pdf and the peer review guidance developed by the Ecological Society of America and endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine, American Fisheries Society, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Public Health Association, American Society of Agronomy, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, Crop Science Society of America, Ecological Society of America, Estuarine Research Federation, Institute of Food Technologists, Soil Science Society of America, Society for Conservation Biology
Second Review (May, 2005)