Physics of Lakes: Volume 1: Foundation of the Mathematical and Physical Background by Kolumban HutterPhysics of Lakes: Volume 1: Foundation of the Mathematical and Physical Background by Kolumban Hutter

Physics of Lakes: Volume 1: Foundation of the Mathematical and Physical Background

byKolumban Hutter, Yongqi Wang, Irina P. Chubarenko

Paperback | January 2, 2013

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Lakes are important habitats for many species and have always been extensively used by people for fishing and transport, as sources of drinking water and energy; and for recreation. The physical processes governing the water motion at and beneath the lake surface are described in this book. Fundamental physics using mathematical formulations, (2) measuring techniques and (3) analytical/numerical modelling are applied to describe barotropic and baroclinic linear and nonlinear oscillations, temperature and mass distributions, seasonal changes of the water stratification, wind-induced currents and many other phenomena related to physical limnology. A large number of field, laboratory and numerical examples are used to support the pertinent equations.

Title:Physics of Lakes: Volume 1: Foundation of the Mathematical and Physical BackgroundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:434 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642265979

ISBN - 13:9783642265976

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book offers a broad, self-contained introduction to the physics of lakes and will be an invaluable reference for all those with an active interest in geophysical mechanics research and teaching." (Felix Kaplanski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1207, 2011)