Physics of Lakes
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.
Works from simple to complex model descriptions gradually building a growing understanding of the physical dynamics of lakes using only basic calculus worked to the level required for application to field theory The classical physical laws of mass balance, momentum, angular momentum and energy are also carefully presented at a beginners level of knowledge Deals with the formulation of the mathematical and physical background