Water Quality and Hydrodynamics in a Shallow Lake

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by R. A. Luettich, Jr., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
L. Somlyody, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
D. R. F. Harleman, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
L. Koncsos, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: Hydrodynamics and water quality are closely coupled in a shallow lake via horizontal transport and sediment resuspension. The latter process is examined thru modeling and in situ field observations in Lake Balaton, Hungary. A simple model is presented which quantifies the depth-averaged concentration of bottom sediment existing in the water column as a function of wind speed, and is capable of being included in a general water quality model.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Lakes | Shallow water | Hydrodynamics | Hydrologic models | Water pollution | Sediment transport | Water supply systems | Europe | Hungary

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