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Committee Chair

Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.


Kuyalnik Salt Lake (local name - Kuyalnik Liman) is of great importance for Ukraine because of its recreational and natural resources (medicinal mud and mineral water) and balneology spa network.

Because of its location near a large industrial and port city, the liman is under permanent anthropogenic influence that negatively impacts the fragile ecosystem of Kuyalnik Liman as well as the neighboring area. Because of the significance of the liman for Ukraine, it requires continual environmental monitoring of the liman area including monitoring its water quality.

This project designed and implemented a set of tools for water quality mapping based on the hydro-chemical index of water pollution. It combined both processing the data from water sample analysis with methods of spatial analysis for the lake. This tool will serve to help specialists in the environmental monitoring of Kuyalnik Liman area. (51469 kB)
Design of a Tool for Water Quality Index Mapping for Kuyalnik Liman, Ukraine (Poster)


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