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

References
5
Data Requirements
74
Definitions
89
III
143
IV
157
10
169
E Standard Variant z Associated with Typical Return Intervals
193
Hydraulic Methods for Steady Flows
237
TwoDimensional Depth Averaged Models
486
References
491
Symbols Used in Part III
501
Problems
507
11
527
Factors Affecting Transport and Mixing in Estuaries
543
Turbulent Mixing and Dispersion in Estuaries
569
Dispersion in Estuaries
575

Hydraulic Methods for Steady Nonuniform Flows
248
Hydraulic Methods for UInsteady Flows
267
UnsteadyFlow Methods
277
7
287
Implicit Solution Using the FourPoint Method
301
References
315
Problems
325
8
333
Water Balances and Multidimensional Models
431
ZeroDimensional or Box Models of Lake and Reservoir Quality
449
OneDimensional Vertical Models of Lakes and Reservoirs
455
TwoDimensional Laterally Averaged Models
474
14
593
Fraction of Freshwater Method
599
Lung and OConnors Method
609
Computing Tidal Transport from Measured or Predicted Velocities
616
15
641
OneDimensional Models Of Estuaries
668
TwoDimensional Horizontal Plane Models
678
TwoDimensional Vertical Plane Models
690
ThreeDimensional Models
701
Coupling Flow and Water Quality Models
718
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