Environmental fluid mechanics
Pepper, Darrell W. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Scales of motion
- Governing equations
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The study of the flows of air and water, of the chemical and biological species carried by them, and of their interactions with geological, biological, social, and engineering systems in the vicinity of a planet's surface. The environment on the Earth is intimately tied to the fluid motion of air (atmosphere), water (oceans, as well as rivers and freshwater sources), and species concentrations (air and water quality). In fact, the very existence of the human race depends upon its abilities to cope within the Earth's environmental fluid systems.
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