OCEN 677

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Instructor

Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,
Professor

Office

DLEB 309I
Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

TR 9:35-10:50 in
RICH 1009 and via TTVN

Contact

Ph +1-979-845-4517
socolofs@tamu.edu

Assignments

Problem Sets

The following presents a tentative calendar of assignments for Fall 2017. You may download a catalog of assignments from past semesters: Homework Catalog.

Due Date

   

Problems

   

 

9/14

   

HW 1: Concentration, Flux, and Integral Solutions

   

 

9/28

   

HW 2: Integral Solutions, Point Sources, and Turbulent Diffusion

   

 

10/12

   

HW 3: Solutions to the Transport Equation, Turbulent Diffusion, and Dispersion

   

 

11/9

   

HW 4: Lakes and Boundary Exchange

   

 

11/16

   

HW 5: Groundwater and Atmospheric Mixing

   

 

12/8

   

HW 6: Jets, Plumes, and Outfalls

   

 

Class Project

For the class project, you will work individually to research a narrow topic in the environmental fluid mechanics literature and report what you have learned through a magazine article / press release written for a lay audience, an abstract for a technical audience, and a poster, similar to what would be presented at a research conference. Full details are provided in the Project Description. The schedule of project milestones is presented in the following table.

Due Date

   

Problems

   

 

10/17

   

Research Topic Due. Define your research topic. Include a list of references for at least three related journal articles.

   

 

11/7

   

Draft Article Due. Turn in a complete draft of your magazine article / press release document (between 800 to 2000 words). Be sure to include a references sections that cites the final set of articles chosen.

   

 

11/21

   

Draft Abstract and Poster Due. Turn in a complete draft of your technical abstract (maximum of 500 words) and your conference poster. Include a complete set of citations on your poster document.

   

 

12/8

   

Final Project Due. Turn in final versions of your article, abstract, and poster. We sure each item has an appropriate and complete references section.

   

 

 

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