GUIDE TO PROCESS BASED MODELING OF LAKES AND COASTAL SEAS

Anders Omstedt

GUIDE TO PROCESS BASED MODELING OF LAKES AND COASTAL SEAS The use of computational fluid dynamics to analyze and predict changes in the environment has increased considerably during the past decades. Numerical models are now standard tools in research and in a wide range of applications.

This unique book will stimulate students and researchers to develop their modeling skills and make model codes and data transparent to other research groups. The book uses the general equation solver PROBE to introduce process oriented numerical modeling and to build understanding of the subject step by step. PROBE is a general equation solver for one-dimensional transient, or two-dimensional steady, boundary layers. By the construction of nets of sub-basins the book illustrates how the process based modeling can be extended, complementing three-dimensional modeling. The equation solver has been used in many applications, particularly in Sweden and Finland with their numerous lakes, archipelago seas, fjords, and coastal zones. It has also been used for process studies in the Arctic and in the Mediterranean Sea and the approach is general for applications in many other environmental applications.

Guide to Process Based Modeling of Lakes and Coastal Seas



Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword by Urban Svensson
Foreword by Jörgen Sahlberg
Acknowledgements
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms

1. Introduction
2. Background physics and biogeochemistry
3. Physical aspects
4. Biogeochemical aspects
5. Construction of nets of sub-basins
6. Solutions manual
7. Summary and conclusions

References
Index



Extent: 288 pages, some colour images
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-3-642-17727-9



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