Synopses & Reviews
This volume provides an "introductory-level" exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics -- with a focus on the physics, not the mathematics. Explores special contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics -- e.g., the greenhouse effect, global warming, El Nino, Southern oscillation; provides an appendix on waves; includes short biographies of important scientists; and contains simple and complex laboratory demonstrations. For students and researchers in environmental fluid dynamics, and for practicing biologists, atmospheric chemists and engineers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-312) and index.