Fluid flows transport all manner of biologically important gases, nutrients, toxins, contaminants, spores and seeds, as well as a wide range of organisms themselves. This course explores the physics of fluids in the natural environment, with emphasis on the transport, dispersion, and mixing of solutes and entrained particles, and their implications for biological and biogeochemical processes.
Students will learn key concepts of fluid mechanics and how to apply them to environmental problems. Weekly exercises based on real-world data will develop core skills in analysis, interpretation, and problem-solving.
dimensional analysis, similarity, and scaling solute transport in laminar and turbulent flows transport and dispersion in porous media transport of sediment (and adsorbed contaminants) by air and water anomalous dispersion
The course is under development. Lecture materials will be distributed as they become available.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination
Written assignments (mandatory) during the semester account for 60% of the final grade. A written exam at the end of the semester accounts for 40% of the final grade. Students can use either English or German in their written work.
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