Basics of Lake Modelling with Applications

  • M. A. BekEmail author
  • I. S. Lowndes
  • D. M. Hargreaves
  • A. M. Negm
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 71)


This chapter presents a review of previous studies related to the numerical modelling of the hydrodynamics of coastal lakes with emphasis on Egyptian coastal lakes. Also, related applications, such as water quality management and sediment transport scenarios in lakes, are presented. The focus is primarily on existing, well-established, numerical models and their applications to shallow water systems. The chapter starts with a general introduction to lake modelling followed by the techniques and assumptions that are commonly used. A summary of the available hydrodynamic models categorised based on whether they are one-, two-, or three-dimensional is presented. Previous hydrodynamic modelling of lakes is reviewed under a separate section within this chapter as well as those studies related to water quality management.


Coastal lakes Egyptian Evaluation Hydrodynamics Lakes Modelling Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Bek
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. S. Lowndes
    • 2
  • D. M. Hargreaves
    • 2
  • A. M. Negm
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics and Engineering Mathematics Department, Faculty of EngineeringTanta UniversityTantaEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Water and Water Structures Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringZagazig UniversityZagazigEgypt

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