Bed Conduction Computation for Thermal Models

by Harvey E. Jobson, (M.ASCE),


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 10, Pg. 1213-1217


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The accuracy of any water quality model is sensitive to the accuracy of the thermal model upon which it must depend. Historically, it has been argued that the exchange of energy between water and a stream or reservoir bed is small enough to be neglected in a temperature model. This conclusion was originally reached when considering the energy budget of lakes and reservoirs.

Subject Headings: Thermal analysis | Model accuracy | Hydrologic models | Water quality | River and stream beds | Reservoirs | Hydro power | Temperature effects

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