Physical Limnology provides the physical, chemical, and biological information practitioners need to effectively manage inland waters. Physical processes in lakes are known to have significant influence on driving the biology, chemistry, and geology in aquatic environments. In addition to covering the current knowledge in the area of lake physics, this helpful guide also provides coverage of some of the latest challenges in physical limnology. Physical Limnology also covers the mathematical modeling necessary to make basic calculations related to what is happening in lakes. * Authored by one of the recognized world leaders in the field* Covers the latest physical, chemical, and biological process information, making the work accessible to the general limnologist , lake practitioner, or biologist* Provides examples from the author's experience working with lakes around the world* Features coverage of the latest challenges in physical limnology
J rg Imberger is the Director of the Centre for Water Research and Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he is a Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow. Imberger received his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970 and became Professor of Environmental Engineering at UWA in 1979. Clelia Marti is research assistant professor at the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She is a field-oriented Physical Limnologist and provides scientific leadership to real time field investigation in aquatic environments. Her research interests lie in transport and mixing processes in lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal seas. She has made substantial contribution to the understanding of the benthic boundary layer in stratified lakes and its central role in setting up a volume flux that is responsible for transporting nutrient rich water from the deepest part of the lake into the thermocline where it becomes available for primary production in the surface layer. She has conducted field work in a number of sites around the world including Lake Kinneret (Israel), Thomson Reservoir (Australia), Cockburn Sound (Australia), Lake Valle de Bravo (Mexico), Setubal Lagoon (Argentina), Parana River (Argentina), Lake Coeur d'Alene (USA), and Lake Constance (Germany).