Plume Underflow Interaction in Natural Enclosures

by Steven E. Holt, Stanford Univ, Stanford CA, USA,
Jeffrey R. Koseff, Stanford Univ, Stanford CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A preliminary investigation into the feasibility of using a hot-water plume to intercept and entrain a cold underflow is presented. The investigation involved an adaptation of existing plunge-flow, underflow and plume theory to develop a theoretical solution for the problem and an experimental verification of this solution in a laboratory model lake. The flow parameter range over which this system is successful and the assumptions made in the analysis are discussed.

Subject Headings: Plumes | Subsurface flow | Water pollution | Water quality | Thermal pollution | Feasibility studies | Entrainment | Verification

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