Physical Limnology

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byJorg Imberger, Clelia Marti

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Physical Limnology provides the physical, chemical, and biological information practitioners need to effectively manage inland waters. Physical processes in lakes are known to have significant influence on driving the biology, chemistry, and geology in aquatic environments. In addition to covering the current knowledge in the area of lake physics, this helpful guide also provides coverage of some of the latest challenges in physical limnology. Physical Limnology also covers the mathematical modeling necessary to make basic calculations related to what is happening in lakes. Authored by one of the recognized world leaders in the field Covers the latest physical, chemical, and biological process information, making the work accessible to the general limnologist , lake practitioner, or biologist Provides examples from the author's experience working with lakes around the world Features coverage of the latest challenges in physical limnology

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Physical Limnology provides the physical, chemical, and biological information practitioners need to effectively manage inland waters. Physical processes in lakes are known to have significant influence on driving the biology, chemistry, and geology in aquatic environments. In addition to covering the current knowledge in the area of l...

Jörg Imberger is the Director of the Centre for Water Research and Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he is a Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow. Imberger received his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 and became Professor of Environmental Engineering at UW...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 2, 2017Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Lakes, Reservoirs and Wetlands

1.2 Density of Water

1.3 Buoyancy and the Buoyancy Frequency

1.4 Influence of the Earth's Rotation

1.5 Seasonal variation of the thermal structure of standing waters

1.6 Definitions in Physical Limnology

2. TIME SCALES, DIMENSIONAL NUMBERS AND DYNAMICAL REGIME

2.2 Concept of Scales and Comparison of Scales

2.3 Characterizing External Forces on a Lake

2.3.1 Wind Set Up: Homogeneous Water Body: Ri

2.3.2 Wind Set Up; Stratified Water Body: W; LN

2.3.3 The Earth's Rotation: S

2.4 Littoral Exchange: Res

2.4.1 Differential cooling

2.4.2 Differential heating

2.4.3 Differential Wind Mixing

2.4.4 Topographic Gyres

2.5 Inflows: Fri

2.6 Outflows: Fro

2.7 Time scale hierarchies

3. SURFACE LAYER DYNAMICS

3.1 The Diurnal Surface Layer

3.2 Surface fluxes

3.3 Energetics of the Diurnal Surface Layer

3.4 The Structure of the Surface Layer

3.5 Horizontal dispersion

3.6 Upwelling

3.7 Differential deepening

3.8 Differential Heating and Cooling

3.9 Circulation in the Surface Layer

4. INTERNAL MOTIONS AND MIXING

4.1 The internal wave displacement spectrum

4.2 Origin and Fate of Internal Waves

4.3 Internal Wave Residual Circulations

4.4 Topographic effects

4.5 Temporal and Spatial Evolution of Mixing Patches

4.6 Natural convection and biological shading

5. BENTHIC BOUNDARY LAYER

5.1 The Structure of the Benthic Boundary Layer

5.2 Sources of Energy

5.3 Convective Fluxes

6. OUTFLOWS, INFLOWS AND INTRUSIONS

6.1 Selective Withdrawal

6.2 Gradually varied inflows

6.3 Inflows into Strong Stratification

6.4 Turbidity Currents

6.5 Intrusions

6.6 Through Flow Lakes

6.7 Flux path

7. COLD WATER LAKES

7.1 Formation of Ice Cover

7.2 Convective Motions under Ice Cover

7.3 Convective Motions Sustained by Bottom Heating

7.4 The Effect of the Density Maximum

8. CIRCULATION IN HOMOGENEOUS LAKE

8.1 Topographic Gyres

8.2 Tides in Lakes

9. ENGINEERING INTERVENTIONS

9.1 The Flux Path in a Stratified Lake

9.2 Bubbler destratification

9.3 Automatic control of vertical stratification

9.4 Oxygenation

10. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

10.1 Introduction

10.2 In situ data streams

10.3 Fine scale profilers

10.4 Microstructure flux measurements

10.5 Remote sensing

10.6 Real-time process field work

11. MODELLING

11.1 The Dynamic Reservoir Simulation Model: DYRESM

11.2 Estuary, Lake Computational Model: ELCOM

11.3 CAEDYM

11.4 ARMS

11.5 RMSO

12. FUTURE CHALLENGES

12.1 Tyranny of the physical timescale hierarchy

12.2 Deep Lakes

12.3 Long term global warming simulations

12.4 Energy cascade

12.5 Biological feedback: Macrophytes: Natural Convection

12.6 Horizontal dispersion

12.7 Complexity of bathymetry