Bonita Niel and Dr. William Roper, CERD-C provided funding for Version 3.1 of the manual under the Numerical Model Maintenance Program.
CE-QUAL-W2 (Computer program), Watersheds - Computer programs, Water quality - Computer programs
CE-QUAL-W2 is a two-dimensional, longitudinal/vertical, hydrodynamic and water quality model. Because the model assumes lateral homogeneity, it is best suited for relatively long and narrow waterbodies exhibiting longitudinal and vertical water quality gradients. The model has been applied to rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, and combinations thereof.
The application of CE-QUAL-W2 requires knowledge in the following areas: 1. Hydrodynamics 2. Aquatic biology 3. Aquatic chemistry 4. Numerical methods 5. Computers and FORTRAN coding 6. Statistics 7. Data assembly and reconstruction.
Water quality modeling is in many ways an art requiring not only knowledge in these areas but also experience in their integration. A word of caution to the first time user - model application is a complicated and time-consuming task.
Cole, T.M., and S. A. Wells (2003). "CE-QUAL-W2: A two-dimensional, laterally averaged, Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model, Version 3.1," Instruction Report EL-03-1, US Army Engineering and Research Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.