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Scientific Literature

TVA scientists and engineers are working every day to solve complex environmental problems and analyze the effects of TVA operations on the environment.

The following is a bibliography of scientific papers generated by these research efforts. To obtain copies of these papers e-mail tvainfo@tva.gov (attn: Scientific Literature).

Also see papers and brochures on the flora and fauna of the Tennessee Valley, and contact names for obtaining copies.

Index to papers listed below:

Air Quality
Animal studies
Ecosystem studies
Environmental management
Land management
Reservoir releases improvements
Waste management
Water quality
Wetlands

Air Quality

Mueller, S.F. 2012. Cluster Analysis of Look Rock High Ozone Events and Related Air Parcel Trajectories for 2009-2011.

Mueller, S.F. and Mallard, J.W. 2010.  Contributions of Natural Emissions to Ozone and PM2.5 as Simulated by the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model.

Mueller, S.F, Mao, Q., and Mallard, J.W. 2010. Modeling natural emissions in the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model-Part 2: Modifications for simulating natural emissions.

Animal studies

Fiedler, J. K. 2004. Assessment of bat mortality and activity at Buffalo Mountain Windfarm, eastern Tennessee. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Fiedler, J. K., T. H. Henry, R. D. Tankersley, and C. P. Nicholson. 2007. Results of bat and bird mortality monitoring at the expanded Buffalo Mountain Windfarm, 2005. Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.

Henry, Travis H.; Troy L. Best; and Clayton D. Hilton. 2000. Body size, reproductive biology, and sex ratio of a year-round colony of Eptesicus fuscus fuscus and Tadarida brasiliensis cynocephala in eastern Alabama. Occasional papers of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Biological Survey 12:50-56.

Jenkinson, John. J. and R. M. Todd. 1997. Management of native mollusk resources. pp. 283-306. In: Aquatic Fauna in Peril: the Southeastern Perspective (Benz, G. W., and D. E. Collins, editors), Special publication 1, Southeast Aquatic Research Institute. Lenz Design & Communications, Decatur, GA. 554 pp.

Nicholson, C. P., R. D. Tankersley, J. K. Fiedler, and N. S. Nicholas. 2005. Assessment and prediction of bird and bat mortality at wind energy facilities in the southeastern United States, Final Report. Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.

Rakes, Patrick L.; John R. Shute; and Peggy W. Shute. 1999. Reproductive behavior, captive breeding, and restoration ecology of endangered fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 55:31-42. TVA Reprint X-1020.

Shute, J.R., P. L. Rakes, and P. W. Shute. 2005. Reintroduction of four imperiled fishes in Abrams Creek, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 4(1):93-110

Shute, Peggy W.; John R. Shute; Patrick L. Rakes; and Richard G. Biggins. 1998. Recovery success for four listed fish. Endangered Species Technical Bulletin 23:30-31.

Shute, Peggy W.; Richard G. Biggins; and Robert S. Butler. 1997. Management and conservation of rare aquatic resources: a historical perspective and recommendations for incorporating ecosystem management. pp. 445-466. In: Aquatic Fauna in Peril: The Southeastern Perspective (Benz, G. W., and D. E. Collins, editors), Special publication 1, Southeast Aquatic Research Institute. Lenz Design & Communications, Decatur, GA. 554 pp. TVA Reprint X-1019.

Arnett, E. B., W. K. Brown, W. P. Erickson, J. K. Fiedler, B. L. Hamilton, T. H. Henry, A. Jain, G. D. Johnson, J. Kerns, Rolf R. Koford, C. P. Nicholson, T. J. O'Connell, M. D. Piorkowski, R. D. Tankersley, Jr. 2006. Patterns of Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities in North America. Journal Of Wildlife Management: 72(1):61-78.

 

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Ecosystem studies

Fisher, L. S., P. A. Mays, C. L. Wylie, 2007. An Overview of Nitrogen Critical Loads for Policy Makers, Stakeholders, and Industries in the United States.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Volume 179, Numbers 1-4.

Fisher, L.S., N.S. Nicholas, P.R. Scheuerman, 2002. Dendrochemical analysis of lead and calcium in Southern Appalachian American beech. Journal of Environmental Quality 31:1137-1145.

Henry, T. H. 1998. Variation in the use of habitats by the Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens) in Northern Alabama. M.S. thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

Environmental management

Howell, Martin, Iwanski. Communicating Audit Results to Senior Management — Components of an Audit Status Report, 1997.

Iwanski, Martin, Gengozian. Lessons Learned in Implementing Environmental Management Auditing in a Large Electric Utility, 2000.

Iwanski, M. L.; J. M. Loney; and V. L. Howell. Experience of a restructured corporation in establishing a corporate EMS and audit program in a changing marketplace. Presented at the Air & Waste Management Association’s 90th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 8-13, 1997. TVA Reprint X-983.

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Land management

Bates, Leon A.; Sidney S. Harper; Kenneth R. Kelley; and David H. Webb. Banks and buffers: a guide to selecting native plants for streambanks and shorelines. 1997. TVA Circular Z-367.

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Reservoir releases improvements

Hadjerioua, Boulaem, Tony Rizk, Emmett M. Laursen, and Gary Hauser. Regulation of Flow Downstream of Weirs (PDF file, 237 kb)

Harshbarger, E.D., M.H. Mobley, and C.E. Bohac. Field Experiences in Improving Water Quality Downstream From Dams (PDF file, 395 kb)

Hauser, Gary E. and W. Gary Brock. The Aerating Infuser for Increasing Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations (PDF file, 627 kb)

Hauser, Gary E. and Doug I. Morris. High-Performance Aerating Weirs for Dissolved Oxygen Improvement (PDF file, 3.4 mb)

Hauser, G.E., M.V.C. Shiao, H.E. Julian, and J.H. Hoover. Development of Wadeability Measures for Hydropower Tailwaters and Other River Situations. TVA Engineering Laboratory Report No. WR2002-2-900-302, April 2002.

Hauser, G. E. and H. E. Julian. Model Exploration of Table Rock Tailwater, Hydrodyamics and Water Quality. TVA Engineering Laboratory Report WR2000-4-590-180, submitted to Missouri Department of Conservation, July 2001.

Hopping, Paul, Patrick March, Thomas Brice, and Joseph Cybularz. Update on Development of Auto-Venting Turbine Technology (PDF file, 339 kb)

Hopping, Paul, Patrick March, and Paul Wolff. Justifying, Specifying, and Verifying Performance of Aerating Turbines (PDF file, 45 kb)

March, Patrick A., Thomas A. Brice, Mark H. Mobley, and Joseph M. Cybularz. Turbines for Solving the DO Dilemma (PDF file, 484 kb)

March, Patrick A. and Richard K. Fisher. It’s Not Easy Being Green: Environmental Technologies Enhance Conventional Hydropower’s Role in Sustainable Development (PDF file, 2.72 mb)

March, Patrick A., Paul N. Hopping, and Richard K. Fisher. Status and Vision of Turbine Aeration (PDF file, 397 kb)

Mobley, Mark H. and W. Gary Brock. Aeration of Reservoirs and Releases Using TVA Porous Hose Line Diffuser (PDF file, 5.11 mb)

Mobley, Mark H. and W. Gary Brock. Widespread Oxygen Bubbles to Improve Reservoir Releases (PDF file, 886 kb)

Mobley, Mark, Willola Tyson, Joe Webb, and Gary Brock. Surface Water Pumps to Improve Dissolved Oxygen Content of Hydropower Releases (PDF file, 281 kb)

Ruane, Richard J. and Gary E. Hauser. Factors Affecting Dissolved Oxygen in Hydropower Reservoirs (PDF file, 292 kb)

Shiao, Ming, Gary Hauser, Gary Chapman, Bruce Yeager, Tom McDonough, and Jim Ruane. Tailwater Fishery Management Using a Fish Bioenergetics Model (PDF file, 186 kb

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Waste management

Howell, V. L.; M. E. Martin; and M. L. Iwanski. Communication audit results to senior management—components of an audit status report. Presented at the Air & Waste Management Association’s 90th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. June 8-13, 1997. TVA Reprint X-984.

Phillips, Joseph W. Establishing an In-House Waste Reduction Program. Presented at the Region 5 EPA Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention Conference of Hazardous Waste Generators, February 1997, Chicago.

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Water quality

Dycus, D.L. and T. F. Baker. Aquatic ecological determinations for TVA reservoirs—1999. An informal summary of 1999 vital signs monitoring results and ecological health determination methods. September 2000. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, 1101 Market St. (CST 17-D), Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Dycus, Don L. Results from TVA fish tissue studies on fish collected autumn 1999 and recommendations for studies in 2000. August 2000. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Dycus, D.L., D.L. Meinert, and T. F. Baker. Aquatic ecological determinations for TVA reservoirs—1998. An informal summary of 1998 vital signs monitoring results and ecological health determination methods. August 1999. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, 1101 Market St. (CST 17-D) Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Dycus, Don L. Results from TVA fish tissue studies on fish collected autumn 1998 and recommendations for studies in 1999. May 1999. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Dycus, Don L. Indicators of reservoir ecological health. July 1998. Published in Proceedings of the NWQMC National Monitoring Conference, “Monitoring—Critical Foundations to Protect Our Waters.” July 7-9, 1998, Reno, Nevada. Available at http://204.87.241.11/98proceedings/Contents.htm.

Dycus, Don L. Results from TVA fish tissue studies on fish collected autumn 1997 and recommendations for studies in 1998. May 1998. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

Dycus, Don L. Results from TVA fish tissue studies on fish collected autumn 1996 and recommendations for studies in 1997. May 1997. Tennessee Valley Authority, River Operations, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

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EPA. Lake and reservoir bioassessment and biocriteria, technical guidance document. EPA 841-B-98-007. August 1998. Prepared by J. Gerritsen, R.E. Carlson, D. L. Dycus, C. Faulker, G.R. Gibson, J. Harcum, and S. A. Markowitz.

Hickman, Gary D. Sport fishing index (SFI): A method to quantify sport fishing quality. Environmental Science & Policy 3 (2000): 117-125.

McCoy, Regina and Susan Estes. Reading, writing, and riparian zones. Sixth National Watershed Conference, May 16-19, 1999, Austin, Texas (published in conference proceedings).

McDonough, Thomas A. and Gary D. Hickman. Reservoir fish assemblage index development: A tool for assessing ecological health in Tennessee Valley Authority impoundments. In Thomas P. Simon, Ed., Assessing the sustainability and biological integrity of water resources using fish communities. CRC Press, Washington, D.C. 523-540.

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Wetlands

Kelley, K. R. and D. H. Webb. Guide to selecting native plans for riparian and wetland restoration. In: Wetlands & Remediation, An International Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 16-17, November 1999. TVA Reprint X-920.

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