The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted Dr. Ming Ye (FSU-EOAS Geology) workshop on ArcNLET software training.
On Wednesday July 23rd, The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted Dr. Ming Ye (FSU-EOAS Geology) workshop on ArcNLET software training.
Professor Ming Ye and his students and post-docs at Florida State University (FSU) developed the ArcGIS-based Nitrogen Load Estimation Toolkit (ArcNLET) for estimating transport of nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate) in soils from septic drainfield to groundwater table and in surficial aquifers from groundwater table to surface waterbodies.
ArcNLET also estimates nitrogen load from multiple septic tanks to surface waterbodies at the neighborhood scale. The load estimates can be used for projects and other purposes of nitrogen management. The FSU team has applied ArcNLET to multiple sites across Florida with different hydrogeological conditions, and gained experience of using ArcNLET to cope with the hydrogeological conditions.
Professor Ye offered a training workshop to public and contractors people who are interested in using ArcNLET. The workshop was from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and included background information of nutrient pollution, basics of hydrogeology and numerical modeling, design philosophy of ArcNLET and details of its modules, demonstration of using ArcNLET for a simple problem, practical solutions to address challenges of using ArcNLET for field sites.
The workshop was organized by Dr. Ye with the help of the project manager, Mike Dalsis, Environmental Consultant at the Ground Management section for the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration.