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1.061 / 1.61 Transport Processes in the Environment

As taught in: Fall 2008

Dye being released into an Oregon river.

Dye Study photograph of the Lower Bull Run River of Oregon. (Photograph courtesy of Prof. Scott A. Wells, Portland State University.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Heidi Nepf

Course Features

Course Description

This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .avi.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.