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Natural Water Bodies

Edited by Harry Schulz

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Raquel Lobosco

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

André Simoes

Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

The knowledge of the characteristics of the fluids and their ability to transport substances and physical properties is relevant for us. However, the quantification of the movements of fluids is a complex task, and when considering natural flows, occurring in large scales (rivers, lakes, oceans), this complexity is evidenced. This book presents conclusions about different aspects of flows in natural water bodies, such as the evolution of plumes, the transport of sediments, air-water mixtures, among others. It contains thirteen chapters, organized in four sections: Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs, Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Seas and Oceans, Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Estuaries and Bays, and Multiphase Phenomena: Air-Water Flows and Sediments. The chapters present conceptual arguments, experimental and numerical results, showing practical applications of the methods and tools of Hydrodynamics.

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HydrodynamicsNatural Water BodiesEdited by Harry Schulz

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1352

ISBN: 978-953-307-893-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6087-8

Copyright year: 2012

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14 Crossref Citations

47 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Hydroinformatic Tool for Sustainable Estuarine Management

By António A.L.S. Duarte


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2. Hydrodynamic Control of Plankton Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in Subtropical Shallow Lakes

By Luciana de Souza Cardoso, Carlos Ruberto Fragoso Jr., Rafael Siqueira Souza and David da Motta Marques


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3. A Study Case of Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modelling: Coatzacoalcos River, Mexico

By Franklin Torres-Bejarano, Hermilo Ramirez and Clemente Rodríguez


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4. Challenges and Solutions for Hydrodynamic and Water Quality in Rivers in the Amazon Basin

By Alan Cavalcanti da Cunha, Daímio Chaves Brito, Antonio C. Brasil Junior, Luis Aramis dos Reis Pinheiro, Helenilza Ferreira Albuquerque Cunha, Eldo Santos and Alex V. Krusche


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5. Hydrodynamic Pressure Evaluation of Reservoir Subjected to Ground Excitation Based on SBFEM

By Shangming Li


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6. Numerical Modeling of the Ocean Circulation: From Process Studies to Operational Forecasting – The Mediterranean Example

By Steve Brenner


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7. Freshwater Dispersion Plume in the Sea: Dynamic Description and Case Study

By Renata Archetti and Maurizio Mancini


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8. The Hydrodynamic Modelling of Reefal Bays – Placing Coral Reefs at the Center of Bay Circulation

By Ava Maxam and Dale Webber


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9. Astronomical Tide and Typhoon-Induced Storm Surge in Hangzhou Bay, China

By Jisheng Zhang, Chi Zhang, XiuguangWu and Yakun Guo


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10. Experimental Investigation on Motions of Immersing Tunnel Element under Irregular Wave Actions

By Zhijie Chen, Yongxue Wang, Weiguang Zuo, Binxin Zheng and Zhi Zeng, Jia He


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11. Formation and Evolution of Wetland and Landform in the Yangtze River Estuary Over the Past 50 Years Based on Digitized Sea Maps and Multi-Temporal Satellite Images

By Xie Xiaoping


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12. Stepped Spillways: Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical Studies

By André Luiz Andrade Simões, Harry Edmar Schulz, Raquel Jahara Lobosco and Rodrigo de Melo Porto


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13. Sediment Gravity Flows: Study Based on Experimental Simulations

By Rafael Manica


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