Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Volume 101
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Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Volume 101 : 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.
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  • Hardback | 875 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 55.88mm | 952.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0120887592
  • 9780120887590
  • 490,251

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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"...clear, informative, and ambitious...a unique and well-respected approach to dynamic meteorology and physical oceanography...I would recommend this book to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and others for self-study or reference."-- Pure and Applied Geophysics, Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition

"...clear, informative, and ambitious...a unique and well-respected approach to dynamic meteorology and physical oceanography...I would recommend this book to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and others for self-study or reference."-- Pure and Applied Geophysics, Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition

"This book.is one of the best books introducing the subject matter. The physics underlying the different phenomena of interest to geophysical fluid dynamics is concisely explained.Several problems, questions and exercises are given at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this to undergraduate students, however, graduate students will also benefit from the material presented."-- Contemporary Physics, January 29, 2013 ". Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is one of the best books introducing the subject matter. The physics underlying the different phenomena of interest to geophysical fluid dynamics is concisely explained.I highly recommend this to undergraduate students, however, graduate students will also benefit from the material presented."--Contemporary Physics, Volume 54, Issue 1
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"...clear, informative, and ambitious...a unique and well-respected approach to dynamic meteorology and physical oceanography...I would recommend this book to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and others for self-study or reference."--Pure and Applied Geophysics, Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition

"...clear, informative, and ambitious...a unique and well-respected approach to dynamic meteorology and physical oceanography...I would recommend this book to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and others for self-study or reference."--Pure and Applied Geophysics, Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Second Edition

"This book...is one of the best books introducing the subject matter. The physics underlying the different phenomena of interest to geophysical fluid dynamics is concisely explained...Several problems, questions and exercises are given at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this to undergraduate students, however, graduate students will also benefit from the material presented."--Contemporary Physics, January 29, 2013 "...Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is one of the best books introducing the subject matter. The physics underlying the different phenomena of interest to geophysical fluid dynamics is concisely explained...I highly recommend this to undergraduate students, however, graduate students will also benefit from the material presented."--Contemporary Physics, Volume 54, Issue 1
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