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International Geophysics #101: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Physical and Numerical Aspects

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This book provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply. It explores contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics including the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.

  • Combines both physical and numerical aspects of geophysical fluid dynamics into a single affordable volume
  • Explores contemporary topics such as the Greenhouse Effect, global warming and the El Nino Southern Oscillation
  • Biographical and historical notes at the ends of chapters trace the intellectual development of the field
  • Recipient of the 2010 Wernaers Prize, awarded each year by the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium (FNR-FNRS).

Table of Contents

I Fundamentals

1 Introduction

2 The Coriolis Force

3 Equations of Fluid Motion

4 Equations Governing Geophysical Flows

5 Diffusive Processes

6 Transport and Fate

II Rotation Effects

7 Geostrophic Flows and Vorticity Dynamics

8 Ekman layer

9 Barotropic Waves

10 Barotropic Instability

III Stratification Effects

11 Stratification

12 Layered Models

13 Internal Waves

14 Turbulence in Stratified Fluids

IV Combined Rotation and Stratification Effects

15 Dynamics of Stratified Rotating Flows

16 Quasi-Geostrophic Dynamics

17 Instabilities of Rotating Stratified Flows

18 Fronts, Jets and Vortices

V Special Topics

19 Atmospheric General Circulation

20 Oceanic General Circulation

21 Equatorial Dynamics

22 Data Assimilation

VI Web-site information

Appendix A: Elements of Fluid Mechanics

Appendix B: Wave Kinematics

Appendix C:  Recapitulation of Numerical Schemes

References

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780120887590
Author:
Cushman-roisin, Benoit
Publisher:
Academic Press
Author:
Cushman-Roisin, Benoit
Author:
Beckers, Jean-Marie
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Physics
Series:
s
Series Volume:
98
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
750
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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