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Hydroclimate the Influence of Water Movement on Freshwater Ecology

by Ian R. Smith

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  • ISBN: 9781851667246
  • ISBN10: 1851667245

Hydroclimate the Influence of Water Movement on Freshwater Ecology

by Ian R. Smith

  • List Price: $284.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • Publish date: 08/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9781851667246
  • ISBN10: 1851667245
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Description: Hydroclimate. The tructure and dynamics of river basins. River basin structure. Climate and streamflow. Outline of fluid dynamics. Basic features of fluid motion. The nature of turbulence. Hydrodynamic properties of particulate matter. The dynamics of particulate matter. The dynamics of hydraulic systems. Linear systems theory. Incomplete mixing. Compartment models. Final remarks. Hydraulic characteristics of rivers. River morphology. River mechanics. Hydrodynamic features of river habitats. Hydraulic characteristics of lakes. Lake morphology. Wind characteristics. The hydraulic structure of lakes. Wind-water interactions. Motion in isothermal lakes. Motion in stratified lakes. Surface waves. Other features of lake motion. Final remarks. River basin modification. Reservoirs and flow regulation. Modifications to river habitats. Freshwater ecosystems. Idealized ecosystems. Rate controlled growth. Event controlled growth. Space controlled growth. Final remarks. Synthesis. Background. River models. Lake models. Appendix. Properties of water. Viscosity-temperature relationship. Density-temperature relationship. Index.
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