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Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Overview and Fundamentals

Edited by: H. J. S. Fernando

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816691
eBook ISBN: 9781439816707
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b14241
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Book description

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fundamental flow processes, modeling techniques, and measurement methods used in the study of environmental motions. It also offers critical discussions of environmental sustainability related to engineering.

The handbook features 81 chapters written by 135 renowned researchers from around the world. Covering environmental, policy, biological, and chemical aspects, it tackles important cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainability, ecology, pollution, micrometeorology, and limnology.

Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles. It starts with general topics that emphasize the relevance of environmental fluid dynamics research in society, public policy, infrastructure, quality of life, security, and the law. It then discusses established and emerging focus areas. The volume also examines the sub-mesoscale flow processes and phenomena that form the building blocks of environmental motions, with emphasis on turbulent motions and their role in heat, momentum, and species transport.

As communities face existential challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and scarcity of water and energy, the study of environmental fluid dynamics becomes increasingly relevant. This volume is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers working to better understand the fundamentals of environmental motions and how they affect and are influenced by anthropogenic activities.

See also Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set and Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Environmental Fluid Dynamics: A Brief Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Research in EFD and Its Policy Implications Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Interdisciplinary Dynamics in EFD Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Climate Change and Its Effects on Environmental Fluid Systems Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sustainability Implications Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Air Quality and Management Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Forecasting and Management of Coastal Water Quality Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Soil and Aquifer Management Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Security and Environmental Fluid Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Large-Scale Disasters Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Risk Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Environmental Law Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Physical Limnology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Microbial and Ecological Fluid Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Micro- and Nano-Scale Flows Relevant to the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Volcanic Flows Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Buoyant Outflows to the Coastal Ocean Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hydrodynamics of Coastal Circulation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ice Dynamics and Transport Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Turbulence in the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Turbulent Dispersion Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Stratified Hydraulics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hydraulics of Vegetated Canopies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Canopy Turbulence Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Jets and Plumes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Stratified Wakes and Their Signatures Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gravity Currents and Intrusions Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Internal Gravity Waves Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Rotation Effects in Environmental Flows Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Vortex Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Surface Waves in Coastal Waters Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Drops and Bubbles in the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Particle-Laden Flows Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Sediment Transport Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Flows Involving Phase Change Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Turbulent Gas Transfer across Air–Water Interfaces Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Convection Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Convection (Rotating Fluids) Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Double-Diffusive Instabilities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Shallow Shear Flows in Surface Water Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Shallow Granular Flows Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Turbidity Currents and Powder Snow Avalanches Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Mechanics of Debris Flows and Rock Avalanches Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Plates Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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