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


S. Socolofsky > CVEN 489

Special Topics on Mixing and Transport in the Environment, Spring 2005

Aerial view of a river tracer study to evaluate lateral and longitudinal mixing.

Scott A. Socolofsky
CE/TTI 802B, (979) 845-4517
Office hours:  MWF 2:50-3:40 p.m.

Computer Labs:
CE 215

Course Meeting Times:
MWF 1:50-2:40, CE 203

Course Objectives

To introduce the physics and chemistry of transport and mixing of substances in the hydrosphere by learning to:

  1. understand the effects of diffusion, advection, dispersion, and chemical reactions
  2. apply the governing transport equation to solve problems with diverse boundary and initial conditions
  3. evaluate the important processes affecting fate and transport in a range of problem situations
  4. synthesize the analysis tools developed in the course to solve real-world transport problems

There is a related PowerPoint presentation describing the course content.  If you do not have PowerPoint, you can view this presentation by downloading and installing the PowerPoint Viewer 97.  See also OCEN 689-501

Course Description
(From undergraduate catalog)

CVEN 489-599 SP TP MIXING TRANS PROCS.  (3-0). Credit 3. II  A first course in Environmental Fluid Mechanics: topics include an introduction to fluid and mass transport in naturally occurring flows, molecular and turbulent diffusion; river, lake and estuary mixing; chemical reaction kinetics; concentration boundary layers; atmospheric transport; and, an introduction to environmental quality computer modeling. Prerequisite: CVEN 311.


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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