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    used in a salt form, such as, disodium or calcium disodium EDTA. Turbidity Turbidity measures water clarity and how cloudy or muddy the water is, high turbidity levels from suspended and colloidal solids in the water, decrease the passage of light, and plant growth. This in turn affects the fish and invertebrate communities which feed on and live in the plants. Materials that can cause turbidity are silt, microorganisms, plant material and chemicals. However, the most frequent causes of turbidity in rivers and other water bodies are algae and inorganic material from soil weathering and erosion. Higher turbidity increases water temperatures because any suspended material absorbs heat from the sun. Warmer water holds less dissolved oxygen than cold; therefore, water with high turbidity has less concentration of dissolved oxygen. The water also loses its ability to support a large variety and number of aquatic organisms, as there is less light penetrating the water, there will be less photosynthesis occurring, reducing the levels of oxygen in the water. Turbidity is measured in nephelometric turbidity units NTU. Turbidity can be measured using a Turbidity Tube, it is inexpensive, easy to use, and does not require batteries or testing. To determine the turbidity, the tube must be observed from the top of the tube with the water filed until the bottom of the tube is not visible. For a more accurate reading of turbidity, an instrument called a Nephelometer is used, it measures…

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    whole state of Nebraska. This climate includes hot summers and dry cold winters. It is very humid and averages 30.6 inches of precipitation annually, with frequent thunderstorms. The microclimate of my ecosystem is hot summers, and dry cold winters with lots of snowfall. The lake freezes over every year in the winter months, and the lake in the summer months goes up and down in water level. The paths are shaded and the days are sometimes windy. My ecosystem also has many abiotic and biotic…

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    Loughberry Lake Lab Report

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    This experiment was designed to test what the limiting nutrient was in Loughberry Lake, as well as examine the trophic state of the lake. In order to find out what the limiting nutrient was, we performed a few different tests. We began with a secchi disk test to see the transparency of the water. Then, we took water samples that we later used to test the turbidity levels of the water after adding varying amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen. Phosphorous was the limiting nutrient in the lake,…

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    Introduction: Water quality is the scientific measurement describing the cleanliness of water and/or the condition of the water being studied. Factors that used to describe water quality are pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Turbidity, Nitrogen, Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Fecal Coliform, Phosphate, and Total Solids. Water quality is important to know because water is a necessary part of life, and people need to know how clean the water they’re using is. Water quality is important for…

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    Qa Lab Day 1 Essay

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    QA Lab day one: I tested five games during this QA lab ,There Might Be Ponds, office mayhem, Kanji Samurai, The Fog, and an unnamed tower defence game. All five of the games tested where digital and for the most part functional. I had never tested these games before this being my first QA lab. I enjoyed most of the games thoroughly but i found myself liking There Might Be Ponds the most. There Might Be Ponds is a charmfull puzzle game that implements a intersting to hand mechanic in which you…

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    Essay On Chesapeake Bay

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    The Catholic Church teaches seven principles of social teaching, and in those teachings are the dignity of a human being, call to a particular group or family and to participate, rights and responsibilities, giving to the wellbeing of the poor, dignity and rights of workers, solidarity, and lastly care for god’s creation. The Chesapeake Bay has been degraded by pollution, manmade and natural change over the course of many years. But many young adults can make a change and help out by taking part…

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    Large decreases in the algae population will most likely impact the bay ecosystem by killing off organisms and plants. Algae is a crucial plant in the Chesapeake Bay that needs to steadily grow to keep the animal population consistent. Bay grass, also known as underwater grass, grows in the superficial areas of the Chesapeake Bay. It is crucial to the environment because it absorbs extra nutrients, shelters small fish, and keeps the water looking less murky. Like Algae, Bay grass provides…

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    Chesapeake Bay Food Chain

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    This is a paper about a the Chesapeake Bay and how its food chain works, what the roles of the organisms are, the possible effects of a decrease in population of the algae, plants, and animals, also the possible causes for this and why as well as the preventions being done against this as well as the fixing of them. Also what else could be done or should be done about the issue. That is the main topic and subject this paper is gonna talk about. There are many organisms within the Chesapeake Bay…

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    Water temperature increases as the turbidity increase. This is caused by the absorbance of heat by the suspended particles within the water body. This reduces the concentration of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water since warm water holds less DO compared to cold water. Higher turbidity also reduces the amount of light that can penetrate the water, which reduces photosynthesis and the production of DO. Based on Wetzel and Likens (2000), turbidity in water is caused by suspended inorganic and…

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    The mud matrix in the massive sandstone facies ranges from 3 - 25%. The published petrographic data and the thin section study indicate the section ranges between 10 - 25% and are mostly primary matrix. If the sandstone beds were deposited from turbulent suspension or turbidity currents they would have developed normal grading and gradational upper contacts with higher amounts of matrix near the top of the bed, but gradational upper contacts are absent. The Jackfork is composed predominately of…

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