The study of tidal systems: water quality models

  • D. M. McDowell
  • B. A. O’Connor
Part of the Civil Engineering Hydraulics Series book series (CEH)


The majority of water quality models are based on analytical, numerical or simulation solutions to diffusion-advection type equations. Other techniques have been suggested involving stochastic processes [24], or hydrodynamic sources and sinks [25], or co-relation techniques [26], but these methods are not discussed here because of their limited range of applicability. Attention is confined to solutions of diffusion-advection equations (see Chapter 3) or simulation techniques involving similar ideas, since such methods are based on the fundamental principle of mass-conservation and are applicable to a wide variety of situations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. McDowell
    • 1
  • B. A. O’Connor
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Engineering LaboratoriesUniversity of ManchesterUK

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