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Physics of Lakes

Hutter, Kolumban, Wang, Yongqi, Chubarenko, Irina P.

2014, XL, 1685 p. 3 volume-set.


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  • Provides an encyclopedic view of fundamental physical limnology
  • The ideal resource for graduate courses in physical oceanography and limnology
  • Provides in-depth information on theoretical, experimental (laboratory and field) techniques for water and sediment motion in lakes
The three volumes on the Physics of Lakes provide an encyclopedic overview of fundamental physical limnology. The first volume includes simple to complex model descriptions of how to develop understanding of the physical dynamics of lakes using only basic calculus. It presents classical physical laws of mass balance, momentum, angular momentum and energy at a beginner’s level. The second volume deals with barotropic and baroclinic waves in homogeneous and stratified lakes on the rotating Earth. It presents a classification of rotating shallow-water waves and describes Kelvin-type and Poincaré-type waves. The third volume is an ideal resource for graduate courses in physical oceanography and limnology. It provides in-depth information on theoretical and experimental (laboratory and field) techniques for investigating water and sediment motion in lakes.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Environmental fluid dynamics - Lake dynamics - Oceanography - Physical limnology - Transport processes in lakes

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Geophysics & Geodesy - Oceanography - Paleoenvironmental Sciences

Table of contents 

Mathematical Prerequisites.- A Brief Review of the Basic Thermomechanical Laws of Classical Physics.- Fundamental Equations of Lake Hydrodynamics.- Conservation of Angular Momentum.- Vorticity.- Turbulence Modelling.- Introduction to Linear Waves.- The Role of the Distribution of Mass Within Water Bodies on Earth.- Vertical Structure of Wind-induced Currents in Homogenous and Stratified Waters.- Phenomenological Coefficients of Water.- The Role of the Earth's Rotation.- Oscillations in Semi-bounded and Bounded Basins of Constant Depth.- Basin-scale Gravity Waves in Circular and Elliptical Containers on the Rotating Earth.- Barotropic and Baroclinic Basin-scale Wave Dynamics.- Higher-Order Baroclinicity.- Barotropic Oscillations in Lake Onega - A Lake of Complex Geometry.- Observation and Analysis of Internal Seiches in the Southern Basin of Lake of Lugano.- Topographic Waves in Enclosed Basins - Fundamentals and Observations.- Topographic Rossby Waves in Basins of Simple Geometry.- Topographic Waves in Basins with Complex Shapes and Complex Bathymetries.- A Class of Chrystal-Type Equations.- Barotropic Wind-induced Motions in a Shallow Lake.- Response of a Stratified Alpine Lake to External Wind Fields.– Numerical Prediction and Comparison with Field Observations.- Comparing Numerical Methods for Convectively-Dominated Problems.- Comparing Different Numerical Treatments of Advection Terms for Wind-Induced Circulations in Lakes.- Subgrid-Scale Parameterization in Numerical Simulations of Lake Circulation.- Instruments and Sensors.- Measuring Methods and Techniques.- Dimensional Analysis, Similitude and Model Experiments.- Prograding and Retrograding Hypo- and Hyperpycnal Deltaic Formations into Quiescent Ambients.- Sediment Transport in Alluvial Systems.

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