Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) Courses at other Universities
General EFM web sites
Mechanics at MIT
This is a consortium of courses offered at MIT in the
field of Fluid Mechanics. The goal of the fluid
mechanics web page is to, "develop a coordinated sequence
of modular subjects to be used by graduate students from
different departments, in order to reduce unnecessary overlap
and to increase interdisciplinary exchanges."
Fluid Dynamics Program at ASU
This is a website dedicated to research programs in
Environmental Fluid Dynamics at the Arizona State
University. Directed by Prof.
H.J.S. Fernando, the programs is involved in experimental
(laboratory and field measurements) and numerical
investigations in Atmospheric, Oceanographic, and
multi-disciplinary Fluid Mechanics, as well as Fundamental
Hydrodynamics. A wealth of images and technical
information is available at the site.
of Iowa Fluids Laboratory
A site dedicated to numerical and laboratory experiments
in fluid mechanics with many demos and explanatory texts (most
in PDF format).
A comprehensive web-site dedicated to fluids research.
EFM Image and Animation Galleries
Selected Water Quality Models
Dynamic reservoir water quality model.
One-dimensional hydrodynamics model for predicting the
vertical distribution of temperature, salinity, and density in
lakes and reservoirs.
Enhanced Stream Water Quality Model. One-dimensional
steady-flow river water quality model that simulates nutrient
cycles, algal production, benthic and carbonaceous demand,
atmospheric reaeration and their effects on the dissolved
Hydrological Simulation Program - Fortran. Continuous
simulation watershed water quality model based on the
Standford Watershed Model. Allows point source and
non-point source contaminant loading prediction and simulates
riverine transport by tanks in series.
Stormwater Management Model. Modular modeling system for
urban watershed runoff prediction and water quality
simulation. Can compute the dynamic St. Venant equations
and allows for pressurized pipe flow, but cannot compute
contaminant transport with dynamic flow equations.
One-dimensional, dynamic flow and water quality model for
streams. Solves the fully-dynamic one-dimensional St.
Venant equations and contaminant transport using the
Holly-Preissman method of characteristics.
The ATV Water Quality Model. Also called the AVG model
(Allgemein verfügbares Gewässergütemodell). A
modulare system of models to compute dynamic one-dimensional
hydrodynamics and water quality simulations. Similar
capability to QUAL2E with added dynamic ability. Also
simulates sediment transport, pH dynamics, heavy metals and
Cornell Mixing-zone Model. Integral jet, plume, and
buoyant jet model for predicting near-field mixing of
single-port and multi-port bottom discharges or buoyant
surface discharges. Solves one-dimensional integral
equations but allows for three-dimensional trajectory of the
contaminant center-line in unsteady ambient flow conditions.
Water Qualtiy Analysis Simulation Program. A generalized
framework for modeling contaminant fate and transport in
surface waters. Based on the flexible compartment
modeling approach, WASP can be applied in one, two, or three
Princeton Ocean Model. A three dimensional ocean and
estuary model using the sigma coordinate system in the
vertical, an imbedded second-moment turbulence closure
sub-model to provide vertical mixing coefficients, and
curvilinear orthogonal horizontal coordinates. Uses a
short time step for the external (barotropic) model and a long
time step for the internal (baroclinic) mode.
Estuarine, Coastal, and Ocean Model. An extension of the
POM model, ECOM-si is a three-dimensional ocean circulation
model that incorporates a semi-implicit scheme for solving the
gravity wave so that the need for separate barotropic and
baroclinic time steps is eliminated. Information is also
available at the HydroQual