Development of a laboratory system and 2D routing analysis to determine solute mixing within aquatic vegetation

Patrick West, James Hart, Ian Guymer, Virginia Stovin

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A laser induced fluorometry (LIF) system was developed to quantify mixing within spatially variable aquatic vegetation. A comparison is made between intrusive fluorometry techniques and the application of LIF, to quantify mixing in real vegetation in the laboratory setting. LIF provides greater spatial resolution when compared to point fluorometry. Furthermore, LIF is non-intrusive. A two-dimensional routing procedure is used to calculate the longitudinal and transverse velocities and mixing coefficients from a single pulse injection of tracer within a vegetation patch.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrodynamic and Mass Transport at Freshwater Aquatic Interfaces
Subtitle of host publication34th International School of Hydraulics
EditorsPaweł Rowiński, Andrea Marion
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27750-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27749-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event34th International School of Hydraulics - Zelechów, Poland
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

Name GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences


Conference34th International School of Hydraulics


  • Shear Layer
  • Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficien
  • Stormwater Pond
  • Artificial Vegetation
  • Shear Layer Vortex


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