Jobson, Harvey E., and Schoellhamer, David H., 1987, Users manual for a branched Lagrangian Transport Model:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4163, 73 pp.
Jobson, Harvey E., 1997, Enhancements to the Branched Lagrangian Transport Modeling System: U.S. Geological
Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4050, 56 pp.
References for BLTM transport/water quality model:
The following are references to reports which used the BLTM model as part of the work:
Some references used the LTM, a predecessor of BLTM.
Bulak, James S., Hurley, Noel M., Jr., and Crane, John S., Production, mortality, and transport of striped
bass eggs in Congaree and Wateree Rivers, South Carolina, American Fisheries Society Symposium 14, 1993, pp. 29-37.
(Flow field produced by BRANCH flow model.)
Conrads, P.A., and Smith, P.A., 1996, Simulation of water level, streamflow, and mass transport for the Cooper and
Wando Rivers near Charleston, South Carolina, 1992-95, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations
Drewes, P.A. and Conrads, P.A., 1995, Assimilative capacity of the Waccamaw River and the Atlantic Intracoastal
Waterway near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1989-1992, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations
Report 95-4111, Columbia, South Carolina, 58 pp. (This is a water-quality model (QUAL2 kinetics) in a complex network
of one-dimensional channels with bi-directional flow. BRANCH was used for the flow dynamics.)
Hurley, N.M., Jr., 1991, Transport simulation of striped bass eggs in the Congaree, Wateree, and Santee Rivers,
South Carolina. U.S. GeologicalSurvey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4088.
California Water-Resources Control Board, 1994, Methodology for flow and salinity estimates in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh: Fifteenth annual progress report to the State Water Resources
Control Board inaccordance with Water Right Decision 1485, Order 9, June 1994, 91 pp.
California Water-Resources Control Board, 1995, Methodology for flow and salinity estimates in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh: Sixteenth Annual Progress Report to the State Water-Resources
Control Board inaccordance with Water Right Decision 1485, Order 9, June 1995.
Goodwin, C.R., 1991, Simulation of the effects of proposed tide-gates on circulation, flushing, and water quality
in residential canals, Cape Coral, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 91-237, 43 p. (This study
quantified the flushing of a complex system of canals that could be expected for some structural modifications.
The transport model was calibrated to dye data and the flow dynamics were provided by the BRANCH flow model.)
Graf, Julia Badal, 1995, Measured and predicted velocity and longitudinal dispersion at steady and unsteady flow,
Colorado River, Glen Canyon Dam to Lake Mead: Water-Resources Bulletin, American Water Resources Association, Vol. 31,
No. 2, April, pp. 265-281.
Ishii, Audrey L., and Turner, Mary J., 1996, Verification of a one-dimensional, unsteady-flow model of the Fox River
in Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Supply Paper 2477, 65 p. (This project simulated the transport of dye
through the an upland river system using BLTM for the transportand FEQ flow model for the flow dynamics.)
Jobson, Harvey E., Jr., 1985 Modeling temperature, BOD, DO and the nitrogen cycle in the Chattahoochee River,
Georgia using the Land flow model. Water-Supply Paper No. 2264 (This study routed water-quality constituents
using kinetics similar to those in QUAL2E for unsteady flow in a single channel. A flow model documentated by
Land was used for the flow dynamics.)
Jobson, Havey E., Jr., 1987, Estimation of dispersion and first-order rate coefficients by numerical routing:
Water Resources Research, January, Vol. 23, No.1, pp. 169-180.
Laenen, Antonius, and Risley, John C., 1997, Precipitation-runoff and streamflow-routing models for the
Willamette River Basin, Oregon, U.S. GeologicalSurvey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4284, 197 pp.
Myers, Donna N., Koltun, Greg F., and Francy, Donna S., 1997, "Hydrologic and biologic factors affecting fecal-indicator
bacteria discharge in the Cuyahoga River and implications for management of recreational waters, Summit and
Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio."
Nishikawa, Tracy, Paybins, K.S., Izbicki, J.A., and Reichard, E.G., "Numerical model of a tracer test on the
Santa Clara River, Ventura county, California," Journal of the American Water Resources Association, in review on May 1997.
Rajbhandari, Haridarshan Lal, 1995, Dynamic simulation of water quality in surface-water systems utilizing a Lagrangian
Reference Frame: Dissertation presented to the University of California, Davis, in partial satisfaction of the
requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, 264 pp.
Risley, John C., Relations of Tualatin River Water Temperatures to Natural and Human-Caused Factors: U.S. Geological Survey,
Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4071, 143 pages.
Schoellhamer, D.H., and Curwick, P.B., 1986, Selected functions for sediment transport models: Fourth Federal
Interagency Sedimentation Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 24-27, 1986, v. 2, pp. 6-157 to 6-166.
(routed fine sediment through the lower reaches of the Mississippi River using the LTM transport model.
The LTM model is a predicessor of the BLTM.)
Schoellhamer, D.H., 1987, Lagrangian modeling of a suspended-sediment pulse: American Society of Civil Engineers
National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering, Williamsburg, Virginia, August 3-7, 1987, pp. 1040-1045.
Schoellhamer, D.H., 1988, Lagrangian transport modeling with QUAL II kinetics:Journal of Environmental Engineering,
v. 114, no. 2, pp. 368-381.
Schoellhamer, D.H., 1988, Simulation and video animation of canal flushing created by a tide gate: National Conference
on Hydraulic Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 8-12, 1988, pp. 788-793.
Schoellhamer, D.H., 1989, Implementation of the Lagrangian Transport Model, in Schaffranek, R.W., ed., Proceedings of
the Advanced Seminar on One-Dimensional Open-Channel Flow and Transport Modeling: U.S. Geological Survey,
Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4061, pp. 20-21.
Schoellhamer, D.H., and Goodwin, C.R., 1989, Tide-induced circulation and flushing using tide gates in residential
canals of Cape Coral, Florida, in Schaffranek, R.W., ed., Proceedings of the Advanced Seminar on One-Dimensional
Open-Channel flow and Transport Modeling: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4061, pp. 45-52.
Stark, J.R., Armstrong, D.S., and Zwilling, D.R., 1994, Stream-Aquifer Interactions in the Straight River Area, Becker
and Hubbaard Counties, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4009, Mounds View,
Minnesota, 83 pp.
Weiss, L.A., Schaffranek, R.W., and deVries, M.P., 1994, Flow and chloride transport in the tidal Hudson River,
New York, in Hydraulic Engineering '94:Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 2, p. 1300-1305.
(Project used BRANCH for the flow hydraulics and BLTM for the transport. The objective was to predict the upstream
limit of the salt front for various flow regualtion schemes.)
Wiley, J.B., 1992, Flow and solute-transport models for the New River in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia,
U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 92-65 (Purpose was to estimate travel time and attenuation of a conservative
tracer in passing through a reach of the New River. DAFLOW was used for flow hydraulics and BLTM was used for transport.)
Wiley, J.B., 1993, Simulated flow and solute transport, and migration of a hypothetical soluble-contaminant spill
for the New River in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources
Investigations Report 93-4105, 39 p.
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