Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics

ISSN: 1387-6961 (Print)

Description

Topics for Environmental Fluid Mechancis include, but are not limited to:
  • Small to medium scale atmospheric dynamics: turbulence, convection, dispersion, aerosols, buoyant plumes, air pollution over cities;
  • Coastal oceanography: air-sea interaction, wave climate, wave interaction with tides, current structures and coastlines, sediment transport and shoreline evolution
  • Estuary dynamics: sediment transport, cohesive sediments, density stratification, salinity intrusion, thermal pollution, dispersion, fluid-mud dynamics, and the effects of flow on the transport of toxic wastes;
  • Physical limnology: internal seiches, sediment resuspensions, nutrient distribution, and wind-induced currents;
  • Subsurface flow and transport (the unsaturated zone and groundwater): diffusion and dispersion of solutes, fingering, macropore flow, reactive solutes, motion of organics and non-aqueous liquids, volatilization, microbial effects on organics, density effects, colloids motion and effect, and effects of field scale heterogeneity;
  • Debris flows, initiated by lava flow from volcanic eruptions; mud flows caused by mountain storms; snow avalanches, granular flows, and evolution of deserts;
  • Oil spills on the sea surface and clean-up;
  • Indoor contamination: transport of particles in enclosed space, clean room technology, effects of temperature variation;
  • Risk assessment: industrial accidents resulting in the release of toxic or flammable gases, assessment of air and water quality;
  • New methods of data acquisition: the use of HF radar, satellites, and Earth Observation Science;
  • Stochastic models and mass transfer.