CVEN 489-501:
Special Topics on Mixing and Transport in the Environment
Spring 2005


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Exams Calendar

The midterm exams and final exam are scheduled as follows

Exam Date
Midterm 1 February 25th, 2005, in class (1:50 - 2:40).  Solution.
Midterm 2 April 11th, 2005, in class (1:50 - 2:40).  Solution.

Practice exam problems can be found in the Archived Homework and on the Exams page.

Course Calendar

The following presents the calendar for the course and the online course materials organized by topic.  Please note that reading assignments are to be done BEFORE the related lecture.

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A complete set of course notes are also available for Spring Semester 2004.

Week of Topic Assigned Reading
Jan 19 Introduction, transport problems in the environment 1.1
  Typical problems; concentration measures 1.1
Jan 24 Fickian diffusion; random walk example 1.2
  Diffusive flux and Fickian diffusion; example of diffusion in a lake 1.2
  Diffusion equation; steady-state solution for fixed concentrations 1.3
Jan 31 Instantaneous point source solution:  dimensional analysis 1.3
  Instantaneous point source solution, continued 1.4
  Advective diffusion equation 2.1
Feb 7 Continuity equation and coordinate transformation 2.2.1
  Initial spatial concentration distributions 2.2-2.3
  Constant concentrations; no-flux boundary conditions 2.4
Feb 14 No-flux boundary conditions 2.4
  Examples and basic solutions to the transport equation 3.1.1
  Introduction to turbulence 3.1.1
Feb 21 Dissipation and Kolmogorov length scale 3.1.1
  Reynolds decomposition; turbulent diffusion equation 3.1.2
  February 25, 2005.  Exam 1:  Diffusion and solutions to the advective diffusion equation (Chapters 1 and 2)
Feb 28 Turbulent diffusion equation 3.1.2
  Shear velocity and Manning's equation 3.4
  Cowaselon Creek example 3.2
Mar 7 Introduction to dispersion 3.2
  Advective dispersion equation 3.2.2
  Start of Spring Break  
Mar 21 Calculating dispersion coefficients 3.3
  Group Project 4.1
  Reading day  
Mar 28 Introduction to transformation processes 4.2
  Reaction Rate Laws 4.2
  Advective, reactive transport equation 4.3
Apr 4 Applications of reactive transport equation 4.4
  Boundary exchange 5.1
  Air/water interface 5.1
Apr 11 Oxygen exchange at the air/water interface 5.2
  Streeter-Phelps Equation 5.3
Apr 18 Sediment/water interface 6.1
  Atmospheric boundary layer 6.1
  Atmospheric mixing 6.2
  April 22, 2005.  Exam 2:  Turbulence, dispersion, and chemical reactions (Chapters 3 and 4)
Apr 25 Turbulence models in the atmosphere 6.3
  Environmental quality modeling 7.1
  Scale analysis 7.2
May 2 Numerical diffusion 7.3
  1D Numerical transport model; [Matlab model] 7.3
May 10 3:30-5:30 pm:  Presentation of Group Projects


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CTS-0348572.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).



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