TY - CHAP A1 - Steve Brenner ED1 - Harry Edmar Schulz ED2 - André Luiz Andrade Simões ED3 - Raquel Jahara Lobosco Y1 - 2012-01-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Numerical Modeling of the Ocean Circulation: From Process Studies to Operational Forecasting – The Mediterranean Example N2 - The knowledge of the characteristics of the fluids and their ability to transport substances and physical properties is relevant for us. However, the quantification of the movements of fluids is a complex task, and when considering natural flows, occurring in large scales (rivers, lakes, oceans), this complexity is evidenced. This book presents conclusions about different aspects of flows in natural water bodies, such as the evolution of plumes, the transport of sediments, air-water mixtures, among others. It contains thirteen chapters, organized in four sections: Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs, Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Seas and Oceans, Tidal and Wave Dynamics: Estuaries and Bays, and Multiphase Phenomena: Air-Water Flows and Sediments. The chapters present conceptual arguments, experimental and numerical results, showing practical applications of the methods and tools of Hydrodynamics. BT - Hydrodynamics SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30077 DO - 10.5772/30077 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-30 ER -