Zahra Akbarzadeh of the Ecohydrology Research Group has created two supplemental videos that help students choose the right scale (dimension) for their model when answering research questions related to aquatic systems. These videos discuss 0, 1, 2, and 3-D models, review the criteria for choosing one scale over the other, and comparatively assess the suitability of each for generating the desired output. Examples illustrate the application of each dimension, specific to analyzing the nutrient budget of lakes, examining stratification in deep lakes, eutrophication in long, narrow reservoirs, and the evolution of eutrophication over short periods. These videos have been created with the help of Centre for Extended Learning at University of Waterloo.
Check out the videos from the links below: