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Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics : physical and numerical aspects /

by Cushman-Roisin, Benoit; Beckers, Jean-Marie.
Series: International geophysics series: v. 101.Publisher: Waltham, MA : Academic Press, c2011Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xviii, 828 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780120887590 (hbk.); 0120887592 (hbk.).Other title: Geophysical fluid dynamics.Subject(s): Fluid dynamics | Geophysics
Contents:
Part 1, Fundamentals: Introduction ; The Coriolis force ; Equations of fluid motion ; Equations governing geophysical flows ; Diffusive processes ; Transport and fate -- Part 2, Rotation effects: Geostrophic flows and vorticity dynamics ; The Ekman layer ; Barotropic waves ; Barotropic instability -- Part 3, Stratification effects: Stratification ; Layered models ; Internal waves ; Turbulence in stratified fluids -- Part 4, Combined rotation and stratification effects: Dynamics of stratified rotating flows ; Quasi-geostrophic dynamics ; Instabilities of rotating stratified flows ; Fronts, jets and vortices -- Part 5, Special topics: Atmospheric general circulation ; Oceanic general circulation ; Equatorial dynamics ; Data assimilation -- Part 6, Web site information: Elements of fluid mechanics ; Wave kinematics ; Recapitulation of numerical schemes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 795-813) and index.

Part 1, Fundamentals: Introduction ; The Coriolis force ; Equations of fluid motion ; Equations governing geophysical flows ; Diffusive processes ; Transport and fate -- Part 2, Rotation effects: Geostrophic flows and vorticity dynamics ; The Ekman layer ; Barotropic waves ; Barotropic instability -- Part 3, Stratification effects: Stratification ; Layered models ; Internal waves ; Turbulence in stratified fluids -- Part 4, Combined rotation and stratification effects: Dynamics of stratified rotating flows ; Quasi-geostrophic dynamics ; Instabilities of rotating stratified flows ; Fronts, jets and vortices -- Part 5, Special topics: Atmospheric general circulation ; Oceanic general circulation ; Equatorial dynamics ; Data assimilation -- Part 6, Web site information: Elements of fluid mechanics ; Wave kinematics ; Recapitulation of numerical schemes.

Other editions of this work

Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics / by Cushman-Roisin, Benoit, ©1994

Prentice Hall, (Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :) xv, 320 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

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