Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


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.

Course Introduction to MIT 1.061 by Professor Nepf.

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18.03 or equivalent; 1.060 or equivalent; or 10.301 or equivalent.

Related Courses

1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory

Builds on the lecture subjects 1.061 and 1.070. Fundamentals of mass and flow measurements in field and laboratory settings, and application of these measurement techniques to analyze real and model environmental systems. 3 Engineering Design Points.

1.61 Transport Processes in the Environment

Meets with undergraduate subject 1.061. Graduate level includes additional homework in the form of reviews of relevant journal and practical articles.

Class Schedule

2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Important Note: This subject meets with 1.61 (the graduate version of this subject).


Fischer, Hugo, John List, C. Robert Koh, Jorg Imberger, and Norman Brooks. Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780122581502.


Homework 25%
Three quizzes (25% each) 75%



A final exam is part of this course.