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Main Title A critical review of laboratory and some field experimental data on surface jet discharge of heated water /
Author Shirazi, Mostafa A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Burton, Judy,
Reding, Bennett,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Monitoring, National Environmental Research Center, Pacific Northwest Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1973
OCLC Number 1037353497
Subjects Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc--United States--Mathematical models. ; Water temperature--United States. ; Water jets. ; Waste heat.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESBD  EP1.2 PNERL WP-No.4 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 05/29/2018
Collation xiv, 46 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"March 1973"--Title page. Includes bibliographic references (pages 25-27).
Contents Notes
In order to aid the researcher in his development of mathematical models, correlations describing certain plume characteristics were obtained for heated surface jet based on data from numerous sources. It was found that simple exponential equations adequately correlate experimental data from a single author, but to bring together data from several sources a special data handling is required. One possible approach is discussed and, based on this approach, general trends depicting certain plume characteristics were obtained. The suggested plume characteristics appear misleadingly simple and could lead to equally misleading results if applied routinely to specific sites. However, the correlations are believed to be of considerable utility in adjusting mathematical models. This is being done now in the Thermal Pollution Research Program as a part of a continuing effort to present current knowledge on thermal plume prediction to the public.