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Numerical models of wind-driven circulation in lakes

December 1, 1976

The state-of-the-art of numerical modelling of large-scale wind-driven circulation in lakes is presented. The governing equations which describe this motion are discussed along with the appropriate numerical techniques necessary to solve them in lakes. The numerical models are categorized into three large primary groups: the layered models, the Ekman-type models, and the other three-dimensional models. Discussions and comparison of models are given and future research directions are suggested.

Publication Year 1976
Title Numerical models of wind-driven circulation in lakes
DOI 10.1016/0307-904X(76)90035-4
Authors Ralph T. Cheng, Thomas M. Powell, T. M. Dillon
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Applied Mathematical Modelling
Index ID 70010182
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse