Mathematical modeling for environmental and water resources management
This hands-on reference illustrates the principles, basic processes, mathematical descriptions, and practical applications of modeling surface waters. It discusses hydrodynamics, sediment processes, toxic fate and transport, and water quality and eutrophication in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters. There has been great progress in mathematical modeling that simulates surface waters numerically. Modeling is becoming a powerful tool, and this reference gets readers up to speed quickly. Practically organized to facilitate quick reference, Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries:
Focuses on how to solve environmental problems in surface waters Uses a practical, application-oriented approach: chapters begin with an introduction of basic concepts, proceed to discussions of physical, chemical, and/or biological processes and their mathematical representations, and conclude with real-life case studies Has a companion CD that includes a modeling package and electronic files of numerical models, case studies, and model results, plus other materials to help readers use the models and tools Features case studies that show how to use models appropriate to environmental and water resources management Provides detailed information on how to use the three-dimensional Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) model supported by the EPA
This is a must-have reference for environmental scientists, engineers, geologists, chemists, and government regulators, as well as other water quality professionals. It is also an excellent text for graduate students in fields that encompass hydrodynamics and water quality.
Zhen-Gang (Jeff) Ji, PHD, DES, PE, has more than twenty years of professional experience in surface water modeling and model development. His expertise includes hydrodynamics, wave simulation, eutrophication, toxic process, and sediment transport. He has developed and applied state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models and water quality models to the simulation of rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters. Currently, Dr. Ji is an oceanographer and numerical modeler with the Minerals Management Service.