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Fall 2010-2011
CEE 305 / GEO 375  

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Elie R. Bou-Zeid

The course starts by introducing the conservation equations frequently used to describe fluid. Subsequently, the students are exposed to the various dynamics that emerge from the application of these equations through a suite of examples: flow of the atmospheric boundary layer, fluid-structures interactions and flow in urban areas, open channel and river flows, lake dynamics, flow in estuaries, open-ocean flows, and coastal dynamics. The course concludes with an overview of the effects of stratification and earth rotation on environmental flows and an introduction to large scale atmospheric and oceanic circulations.

Sample reading list:
Benoit Cushman- Roisin, Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Lex Smits, A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will read various scientific works related to the topic of the course, other than the textbooks.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 40%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 202.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23127 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:10 Limit:10 Closed