OCEN 677

Environmental Fluid Mechanics


Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,


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Book Chapters

This page provides chapters from a draft text book on environmental fluid mechanics by Scott A. Socolofsky of Texas A&M University and Gerhard H. Jirka of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. All the contents of these chapters are copyrighted by these authors. you may download these chapters and print them out, but you may not publish them, sell themm, or pass them off as your own work.

For comments or questions, please contact Scott A. Socolofsky.




Front Material


Cover page, reading list, preface, and table of contents

Ch 1


Concepts, Definitions, and the Diffusion Equation

Ch 2 + Tables


Advective Diffusion Equation

Ch 3


Mixing in Rivers: Turbulent Diffusion and Dispersion

Ch 4


Physical, Chemical, and Biological Transformations

Ch 5


Boundary Exchange: Air-Water and Sediment-Water Interfaces

Ch 6


Atmospheric Mixing

Ch 7


Watere Quality Modeling

Ch 8


Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Concepts, Definitions, and Governing Equations

Ch 9


Mixing in Lakes and Reservoirs

Ch 10


Internal Waves

Ch 11



Ap 1


Point-source Diffusion in an Infinite Domain: Boundary and Intial Conditions

Ap 2


Solutions to the Advective Reacting Diffusion Equation

Ap 3


Streeter-Phelps Equation

Ap 4


Common Water Quality Models

Back Material


Glossary, References, and Index


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).