Protecting an Estuary from Floods — A Policy Analysis of the Oosterschelde

Vol. III, Assessment of Long-Run Ecological Balances, An Addendum (Calibration Data)

by James H. Bigelow, C. Dzitzer, J. C. H. Peeters

Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 3.7 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback95 pages $30.00 $24.00 20% Web Discount

An addendum to the third volume in a series of reports describing the methodology and results of a joint research venture between RAND and the Netherlands Rijkswaterstaat. The POLANO project was founded to help the Dutch government analyze the different alternatives (open, closed, and storm-surge barrier cases) for protecting the Oosterschelde region from North Sea floods. The Addendum describes the biological data and methods used to estimate the initial abundances and average live weights of each ecological group of species for the different segments of the Oosterschelde. Since data for the Oosterschelde were incomplete, similar estimates were also made for species in the open and closed Grevelingen, an estuary adjacent to the Oosterschelde that was separated from the North Sea by a barrier dam in May 1971. These abundances and weights were major inputs for the calibration and validation of the general ecomodel described in Vol. III. The Addendum assumes that the reader is acquainted with Vol. III.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.