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AQUATOX (RELEASE 3.2): MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS


AQUATOX Release 3.2 was designed to extend the existing AQUATOX estuarine version to include improved capabilities for situations encountered in the nearshore marine environment. Changes were required to model food webs in the marine environment. Notable updates include (1) additional equations to model the physical complexity of oyster reefs and the marsh-edge environment; (2) the capability to model size-classes of oysters and crabs within the model; (3) new invertebrate-modeling capabilities, including allometric bioenergetics equations and burrowing refuge from predation; (4) reorganization of guilds used to represent marine-biology conventions; and (5) inclusion of four new nearshore-marine studies representing marsh edge, exposed beach, soft bottom, and oyster reef habitats. Numerous nearshore-marine animal- and plant-parameter records have been added to the databases.
Volume 1: User's Manual - EPA 600-B-18-233, 112 pp, 2018 https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=P100VIP1.txt
Volume 2: Technical Documentation - EPA 600-B-18-241, 370 pp, 2018 https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=P100VIS5.txt



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