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International Geophysics #47: Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphereby Robert A. Brown
Synopses & Reviews
Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere presents the fundamental equations which govern most of the flow problems studied by atmospheric scientists. The equations are derived in a systematic way that is intended to facilitate critical evaluation. The goal of this text is twofold. First the book supplies the student a background familiarity in the underlying physics behind the mathematics. Second it explores some systematic methods of relating these physics to atmospheric problems, including rotating frames of reference effects, vorticity dynamics, and turbulence effects on closure.
* Stresses vorticity, principles of scaling, and turbulence
* Extensively illustrated
* Includes end-of-chapter summaries and problem sets
* Classroom tested for five years
appy "Transferred to digital Printing 2005" on copyright page
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-460) and index.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals: Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics. Flow Parameters. Methods of Analysis. Tensors and Relative Motion. The Governing Equations for Fluid Flow: Conservation of Mass--Continuity. Momentum Dynamics. Conservation of Energy. Vorticity. Potential Flow. Perturbation Equations. Boundary Layers. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.
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