Introduction to movement and transformation of substances released in the natural environment. Fundamentals of advection, dispersion and reaction. Aggregation and parameterization of various mixing processes, leading to dispersion at larger spatial and temporal scales. Importance of heterogeneity, anisotropy and stratification in natural media. Basic principles are illustrated by application to atmospheric, river and estuarine pollution problems. Case studies include urban smog, acid precipitation, Chernobyl and Fukushimafall-out, and stratospheric ozone depletion.
MATH-13 (Calculus of vector-valued functions)
ENGS-37 (Introduction to Environmental Engineering)
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science
by Gilbert M. Masters and Wendell P. Ela
Prentice-Hall, 3rd edition, © 2008
Environmental Modeling - Fate and Transport of Pollutants in Water, Air, and Soil
by Jerald L. Schnoor
Wiley-Interscience, © 1996
A Basic Introduction to Pollutant Fate and Transport
by Frank M. Dunnivant and Elliot Anders
Wiley-Interscience, © 2006
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