Physics-Based Modeling of Lakes, Reservoirs, and Impoundments

by William G. Gray, Prof.; Univ. of Notre Dame, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Notre Dame, IN,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-531-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-531-1 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 308
A report prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Environmental Effects of the Energy Division of ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book provides an overview of considerations that apply to modeling flow and transport in lakes, reservoirs, and impoundments using equations based on conservation principles. Specific topics include basic hydrodynamic equations for lakes, basic equations for pollutant and heat trransports in lakes, turbulent mixing processes, models for pollutant transformation processes, and finite difference models for hydrodynamics of lakes and shallow seas. Documentation is provided for the Round Valley Reservoir multi-component phosphorus model. Documentation of a two-dimensional x-y model package for computing lake circulation and pollutant transports is also provided. The main intent of the volume is to present state-of-the-art universal physical considerations that must go into any modeling study of lakes. Algorithms, typical simulations, and a few simple codes are presented.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Reservoirs | Water storage | Hydrodynamics | Thermal pollution | Hydrologic models | Two-dimensional models | Computer models


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