Dr. Ming Ye

Associate Professor

Department of Scientific Computing
Florida State University

PhD, University of Arizona

Office: 489 Dirac Science Library
Phone: (850) 644-4587
Fax: (850) 644-0098
Email: mye@fsu.edu










Annoucement:

ArcNLET: ArcGIS-Based Nitrate Load Estimation Toolkit
is available for free download at
ArcNLET Website

VZMOD: Vadose Zone MODel for simulation of nitrogen transformation and transport is available for free download at VZMOD Website

Project Title:
Developing a GIS-Based Software for Estimating Nitrate Fate and Transport from Septic Systems in Surficial Aquifers

Sponsored by
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES)

Collaborators:

  • Dr. Paul Z. Lee at Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Dr. Amy Chan-Hilton at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FSU
  • Dr. Tingting Zhao at Department of Geography, FSU

Graduate Students: Fernando Rios (graduated in 2010) and Raoul Fernandes (graduated in 2011)

Fernando Rios (former student, now at SUNY Buffalo) was awarded the Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to continue his research on nitrate transport modeling.

Post-doc: Yan Zhu, Huaiwei Sun (2012-2013), and Liying Wang (2010-2012)

Project Abstract




















An important input variable to the watershed TMDL estimation is the nutrient load, especially nitrate, from the residential septic systems (On-site Wastewater Treatment System) to the nearby surface water body. However, estimating the nutrient load has been a long-lasting challenge. This project is to develop a simplified model that is sufficient and practically accurate for planning and management purposes. In addition, we propose to implement it within the GIS framework, i.e., as an ArcGIS extension. This will make the model user friendly, greatly reduce the time of preparing and inputting/outputting data, and provide an instantaneous visualization of modeling results. More importantly, using the GIS enables us to incorporate the spatial distribution of septic systems and targeted surface water body, which, as discussed below, is an important factor for estimating the nutrient load. Such visualization is crucial to communicate the scientific results to the general public, the management leadership, the planners and the public officials/decision makers.

Project Activities:

  • February 18, 2014: Dr. Yan Zhu joined our group as a post-doc working on the FDEP project on nitrate transport modeling. Yan's Profile
  • February 12, 2014: Dr. Ye gave a presentation at the St. Lucie River and Estuay Basin Management Action Plan Technical Meeting to present our\ nitrogen load modeling conducted for the City of Port Lucie, City of Stuart, and Martin County. Presentation Slides.
  • July 24, 2013: ArcNLET 2.0 for ArcGIS 10.0 is released for free download online.
  • September 19, 2013: ArcNLET 2.01 for ArcGIS 10.0 is released for free download online.
  • May 30, 2013: ArcNLET 1.1 of ArcGIS 10.1 is released for free download online.
  • March 7, 2013: Ming Ye gave an invited presentation of the ArcNLET software to the Lower St. Johns River Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
  • September 25, 2012: Working with colleagues from the City of Jacksonville and CDM-Smith, we conducted a field trip to investigate hydrogeologic conditions at Eggleston Height and Julington Creek.
  • March 15, 2012: We released VZMOD software for free download at the software website.
  • January 26, 2012: The FSU team and FDEP staff gave a presentation to the City of Jaconville. Presentation Slides
  • November 7, 2011: Ming Ye gave an invited presentation to the Leon County Water Resources Committee.
  • Steptember 9, 2011: Ming Ye gave an invited presentation at the Florida Stormwater Association annunal meeting. Presentation Slides.
  • August 11, 2011: Release ArcNLET version 1.1 for both ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.
  • July 8, 2011: The first software training workshop was given to people from state and local government agencies and companies.
  • June 15, 2011: Raoul Fernandes defended his master thesis entitled "Statistical Methods for Estimating the Denitrification Rate"[Download Thesis].
  • June 7, 2011: Liying gave an oral presentation entitled "Use of an ArcGIS based software for estimation of nitrate load from septic systems to St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL." at the MODFLOW and More Conference. Presentation Slides
  • April 14, 2011, Raoul presented his work on development of an artificial neural network for estimating denitrification rate in the EXPO student symposium of the Department of Scientific Computing.
  • April 4, 2011, We submitted a conference proceeding to the MODFLOW and MORE 2011 conference and Liying will give an oral presentation on the conference.
  • March 29, 2011, Dr. Ye gave an invited presentation at the SHRUG annunal meeting. Presentation Slides.
  • January 20, 2011, We gave a one-day training course of the developed software to staff of FDEP and JEA.
  • December 9, 2010, Our group (Fernando, Liying, and Ming) had a field trip to the Julington Creek and Eggleston Height neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL for the nitrate transport project ( Jacksonville Field Trip) and gave a presentation to the City of Jacksonville ( Presentation Slides)
  • November 5, 2010: Our group (Rios, Fernandes, Liying, and Ye) gave a presentation at at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on nitrate transport modeling. Presentation Slides
  • October 22, 2010: Fernando Rios defended his master thesis entitled "A GIS-Based Model for Estimating Nitrate Fate and Transport from Septic Systems in Surficial Aquifers". Download Thesis
  • September 29, 2010: Dr. Ming Ye presented at the 2010 FESC Summit the research on environmental impact of biofuel renewable energy. Download Presentation Slides
  • September 17, 2010: Our group gave a seminar at FDEP about the developed ArcGIS extension on modeling nitrate fate and transport. Download Presentation Slides
  • April 28, 2010: Fernando Rios presented at the 2010 ESRI Southwest Regional User Group Conference his research on develoloping an ArcGIS extension for modeling nitrate fate and transport from septic tanks to surface water body. Download Presentation Slides
  • October 30, 2009: Project Presentation at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Download Presentation Slides

Conference Abstracts:

  • Ye, M. and R.W. Hicks (2013), ArcNLET: An ArcGIS-based software for estimation of nitrogen load from septic systems to surface water bodies, 8th IAHS International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ13), Gainesville, FL.
  • Ye, M., J.F. Rios, L. Wang, P.Z. Lee, and R.W. Hicks (2011), Estimation of Nitrate Load from Septic Systems to Surface Water Bodies Using ArcNLET: an ArcGIS-Based Nitrate Load Estimation Toolkit, Florida Stormwater Association Annual Meeting, September 9, 2011, Orlando, FL.
  • Wang, L., M. Ye, J.F. Rios, and P.Z. Lee (2011), Use of an ArcGIS based software for estimation of nitrate load from septic systems to St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL., MODFLOW and More 2011Conference, June 5 - 8, 2011, Golden, CO.
  • Ye, M., Arc-NLET: Nitrate Load Estimation Toolkit, SHRUG annual meeting, March 29, 2011, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Rios F., M. Ye, P. Lee, R. Fernandes, T. Zhao, and A. Chan-Hilton, Estimation of Hydrologic Environmental Impacts of Nitrate Contamination from Energy Biomass Resources Development, FESC Summit 2010, September 28-29, Orlando, Florida.
  • Rios, J.F., M. Ye, P. Lee, R. Fernandes, and T. Zhao (2010), Developing an ArcGIS Extension for Estimating Nitrate Fate and Transport, ERSI Sootheast Regional User Group Conference, April 26-28, Charlotte, NC.

Technical Reports:

  • Ye, M. and H. Sun (2013), Estimation of Nitrogen Load from Removed Septic Systems to Surface Water Bodies in the City of Port St. Lucie, the City of Stuart, and Martin County, Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Wang, L., M. Ye, J.F. Rios, and P.Z. Lee (2011), Use of an ArcGIS based software for estimation of nitrate load from septic systems to St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL., MODFLOW and More 2011Conference, June 5 - 8, 2011, Golden, CO.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Rios, J.F.(student), M. Ye, and L. Wang (2011), uWATER-PA: Ubiquitous WebGIS Analysis Toolkit for Extensive Resources - Pumping Assessment, Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00872.x.
  • Rios, J.F. (student), M. Ye, L. Wang, P.Z. Lee, H. Davis, and R.W. Hicks, ArcNLET: A GIS-based software to simulate groundwater nitrate load from septic systems to surface water bodies, Computers and Geosciences, 52, 108-116, 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.10.003.
  • Wang, L. (post-doc), M. Ye, J.F. Rios, R. Fernandes, P.Z. Lee, and R.W. Hicks, Estimati\ on of nitrate load from septic systems to surface water bodies using an ArcGIS-based software, Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2283-5.
  • Wang, L. (post-doc), M. Ye, P.Z. Lee, and R.W. Hicks (2013), Support of sustainable man\ agement of nitrogen contamination due to septic systems using numerical modeling methods, Environment Systems and Decisions, doi:10.1007/s10669-013-9445-6.