Water Quality and Hydrodynamics in a Shallow Lake

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


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: Hydrologic models | Structural models | Water pollution | Water quality | Lakes | Field tests | Suspended sediment | Coupling | Hungary | Europe

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