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VERIFICATION AND TRANSFER OF THERMAL POLLUTION MODEL. VOLUME IV: USER'S MANUAL FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL RIGID-LID MODEL

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Citation:

Lee, S., E. Nwadike, AND S. Sinha. VERIFICATION AND TRANSFER OF THERMAL POLLUTION MODEL. VOLUME IV: USER'S MANUAL FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL RIGID-LID MODEL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/7-82/037D.

Description:

The six-volume report: describes the theory of a three-dimensional (3-D) mathematical thermal discharge model and a related one-dimensional (1-D) model, includes model verification at two sites, and provides a separate user's manual for each model. The 3-D model has two forms: free surface and rigid lid. The former, verified at Anclote Anchorage (FL), allows a free air/water interface and is suited for significant surface wave heights compared to mean water depth; e.g., estuaries and coastal regions. The latter, verified at Lake Keowee (SC), is suited for small surface wave heights compared to depth because surface elevation has been removed as a parameter. These models allow computation of time-dependent velocity and temperature fields for given initial conditions and time-varying boundary conditions. The free-surface model also provides surface height variations with time.

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VERIFICATION AND TRANSFER OF THERMAL POLLUTION MODEL. VOLUME IV: USER'S MANUAL FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL RIGID-LID MODEL

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Record Last Revised: 04/16/2004
Record Created: 05/24/2002
Record Released: 05/24/2002
Record ID: 40604

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT