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Physical Transport in the Environment

Enrollment is Closed

About This Course

This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.


18.03 or equivalent; 1.060 or equivalent; or 10.301 or equivalent.

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Fischer, Hugo, John List, C. Robert Koh, Jorg Imberger, and Norman Brooks. Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780122581502