「環境技術」2009年12月号 記事情報

掲載年 2009
巻(Vol.) 38
号(No.) 12
892 - 898
記事種類 研究論文
記事タイトル Environmental Impact Due to the Fifth Stage of the Total Pollutant Load Control in the Inner Area of Tokyo Bay - Approach by the Model of Red Tide Index-PON -
著 者 Chika SUZUKI
第1著者ヨミ SUZUKI
第1著者所属 Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
要 旨  The nutrient effluent load to Tokyo Bay has been decreasing in recent years due to the enactment of the Water Regulations. However, it is difficult to establish whether there is any direct effect of the reduction in nutrient loading on red tide frequency. In the present study, I constructed the model using parameters of the red tide criteria (red tide index) and assessed the suitability of this model to predict future red tide occurrences in the Tokyo Bay based on changes in the coefficient of determination( R2 ) of the model. Using the stepwise method, I developed a stable multiple regression model with a high R2 for data from 1986 to 1998 from a computerized database. Particulate organic nitrogen (PON), an index of red tide, was used as the target variable. The adjusted R2( R2 adj ) of the model based on data from 1986 to 1998 was 0.772. Application of this model to new annual data from 1999 to 2003 could be well explained by the model based on previous data. However, from 2004 when the regulations were implemented, there was a substantial decrease in R2, suggesting that environmental changes arising from the introduction of total loading control may affect the model developed in this study.
Keywords:red tide index, multiple regressions, PON
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