Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters

Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters

1st Edition - November 28, 1979
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  • Authors: Hugo Fischer, John List, C. Koh, Jorg Imberger, Norman Brooks
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122581502
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511771

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This book is an outgrowth of research contributions and teaching experiences by all the authors in applying modern fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. It should be suitable for use in first year graduate level courses for engineering and science students, although more material is contained than can reasonably be taught in a one-year course, and most instructors will probably wish to cover only selected potions. The book should also be useful as a reference for practicing hydraulic and environmental engineers, as well as anyone involved in engineering studies for disposal of wastes into the environment. The practicing consulting or design engineer will find a thorough explanation of the fundamental processes, as well as many references to the current technical literature, the student should gain a deep enough understanding of basics to be able to read with understanding the future technical literature evolving in this evolving field.


Graduate students in science and engineering, as well as practicing hydraulic and environmental engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Concepts and Definitions. Fickian Diffusion. Turbulent Diffusion. Shear Flow Dispersion. Mixing in Rivers. Mixing in Reservoirs. Mixing in Estuaries. River and Estuary Models. Turbulent Jets and Plumes. Design of Ocean Wastewater Discharge System. An Estimate for the Density of Seawater. Fluid Properties. References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: November 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122581502
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080511771

About the Authors

Hugo Fischer

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley

John List

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

C. Koh

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering & Applied Science

Jorg Imberger

Jorg Imberger
Jörg Imberger is the Director of the Centre for Water Research and Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he is a Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow. Imberger received his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 and became Professor of Environmental Engineering at UWA in 1979.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Water Research, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

Norman Brooks

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

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  • DavidSpeed Wed Dec 19 2018

    Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters, by Fischer et al

    The book is a must have for engineers working on pollutant transport in surface waters. Published in 1979, it is necessarily dated. However, it is a classic and kudos are due to Elsevier for continuing to make it available. See the comprehensive review by D. Harleman, in J. Fluid Mech. (1982), vol. 114, pp. 629-534