Fundamentals of Atmospheric Energetics

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Energetics

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This beginning graduate-level text treats in detail the relations between internal, potential, and kinetic energy in the atmosphere. The first part of the book describes the generation, transformation, and dissipation of the basic energy quantities in the global atmosphere and the subdivision of these forms of energy in a number of energy reservoirs. The second part covers energetics in open domains and presents the major results of observational studies. Individual chapters discuss energetics of the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere and of such phenomena as the jet stream and stationary more

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  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 149.9 x 236.2 x 35.6mm | 703.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures, bibliography
  • 0195071271
  • 9780195071276

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Some elementary considerations; 2. Basic aspects of atmospheric energy; 3. Available potential energy; 4. Baroclinic and barotropic flow; 5. Transports of sensible heat and momentum; 6. Zonal and eddy energies; 7. Divergent and nondivergent flow; 8. Wave number representations; 9. Interaction among waves; 10. Energetics and predictability; 11. Energetics and an open domain; 12. Energetics of some special phenomena; 13. Quasi-periodic variation of atmospheric energetics; 14. Energetics of the tropics: Planetary scale; 15. Energetics of the tropics: Synoptic scale; 16. Energetics of the Southern hemisphere; Bibliographyshow more