"The transient diurnal heating of a water reservoir by solar radiation; and its cooling by surface convection, evaporation, and radiation emission was analytically modeled. The directional and spectral properties of the incident solar radiation, the air-water interface, and the selective attenuation of radiant energy by the water were properly included in the analysis. The diurnal vertical temperature distribution was predicted by numerically solving the energy equation using a finite difference technique. It was determined that the surface boundary conditions and the selective absorption of radiant energy by the water strongly influence the thermal stratification of stagnant water.
The diurnal compensating depth for the Euphotic zone was calculated using the optical properties of distilled water. The influence of several oil films on that depth was also determined. It was found that a film of kerosene or diesel oil had no effect on that depth; however, a thin film of crude oil reduced the depth significantly, and a thin film of fuel oil reduced the depth drastically"--Abstract, page ii.
Armaly, B. F. (Bassem F.)
Crosbie, A. L. (Alfred L.)
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
xv, 106 pages
© 1974 Stephen Patrick Lepper, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Heat -- Radiation and absorption
Heat -- Transmission
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Lepper, Stephen Patrick, "Diurnal solar heating and cooling of a water reservoir" (1974). Masters Theses. 3452.