Hydrodynamics and Transport for Water Quality Modeling

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Hydrodynamics and Transport for Water Quality Modeling presents a complete overview of current methods used to describe or predict transport in aquatic systems, with special emphasis on water quality modeling. The book features detailed descriptions of each method, supported by sample applications and case studies drawn from the authors' years of experience in the field. Each chapter examines a variety of modeling approaches, from simple to complex. This unique text/reference offers a wealth of information previously unavailable from a single source.

The book begins with an overview of basic principles, and an introduction to the measurement and analysis of flow. The following section focuses on rivers and streams, including model complexity and data requirements, methods for estimating mixing, hydrologic routing methods, and unsteady flow modeling. The third section considers lakes and reservoirs, and discusses stratification and temperature modeling, mixing methods, reservoir routing and water balances, and dynamic modeling using one-, two-, and three-dimensional models. The book concludes with a section on estuaries, containing topics such as origins and classification, tides, mixing methods, tidally averaged estuary models, and dynamic modeling. Over 250 figures support the text.

This is a valuable guide for students and practicing modelers who do not have extensive backgrounds in fluid dynamics.
 

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Contents

Part
11
Instantaneous Equations for Fluid Flow and Transport
21
Reynolds TimeAveraged Mean Flow and Transport Equations
41
Selection and Development
12
3
350
Measurement and Analysis of Flow
139
Tracer Studies
164
Estimating Design Flows
183
Hydraulic Methods for Unsteady Flows
100
UnsteadyFlow Methods
108
Part III
142
ZeroDimensional or Box Models of Lake and Reservoir Quality
143
Stratification in Lakes and Reservoirs
154
Temperature Simulation
160
Part IV
1949
15
1950

References
203
Symbols Used in Part I
210
Problems
224
B Unit Conversion Factors
235
E Standard Variant zv Associated with Typical Return Intervals
250
NonHydraulic Methods for Flow Estimation
253
KinematicWave Model
254
5
275
5
283
Hydraulic Methods for Steady Flows
77
Hydraulic Methods for Steady Nonuniform Flows
85
6
92
TwoDimensional Vertical Plane Models
1951
Classification Schemes
1963
12
1973
Fraction of Freshwater Method
1919
Lung and OConnors Method
1927
Coupling How and Water Quality Models
1994
Symbols Used in Part IV
1994
Problems
1980
Index
1998
Instantaneous Release
2000
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