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Theoretical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Author: A S Monin
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1990.
Series: Environmental fluid mechanics, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book grew out of lectures on geophysical fluid dynamics delivered over many years at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology by the author (and, with regard to some parts of the book, by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A S Monin
ISBN: 9789400918801 9400918801
OCLC Number: 851368800
Description: 1 online resource (420 pages).
Contents: I: General Concepts.- 1. Equations of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.- 1. Thermodynamics.- 2. Stratification.- 3. Fluid Dynamics.- 4. Potential Vorticity.- 5. Energy.- 6. Hydrodynamic Systems.- 2. Small Oscillations.- 7. Types of Adiabatic Motions.- 8. Small Oscillations of an Isothermal Atmosphere.- 9. Adaptation.- 10. Laplace Tidal Equation.- 3. Hydrodynamic Instability.- 11. Instability of an Ideal Fluid.- 12. Baroclinic Instability.- 13. Bifurcations.- 14. Instability of a Viscous Fluid.- 15. Stochasticity.- 16. Stochastization Scenarios.- 17. Taylor and Lorenz Flows.- II: Processes.- 4. Surface Waves.- 18. Linear Theory.- 19. Ray Theory.- 20. Stationary Waves.- 21. Stationary Potential Waves.- 22. Stationary Gravity Waves.- 23. Stationary Capillary Waves.- 24. Hamiltonian Formalism.- 25. Wind Waves.- 5. Internal Waves.- 26. Linear Theory.- 27. Ray Theory.- 28. Stationary Waves.- 29. Generation of Microstructure.- 30. Hamiltonian Formalism.- 31. Spectra.- 32. Inertial Oscillations.- 6. Geophysical Turbulence.- 33. Statistical Fluid Mechanics.- 34. Turbulence in Stratified Media.- 35. Vertical Thinly Laminated Microstructure.- 36. Boundary Layers.- 37. Geostrophic Turbulence.- 7. Rossby Waves.- 38. Linear Theory.- 39. Topographic Waves.- 40. Stationary Waves.- 41. Hamiltonian Formalism.- 42. Generation and Dissipation.- III: Global Problems.- 8. General Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean.- 43. General Circulation of the Atmosphere.- 44. Similarity Theory for the Circulation of Planetary Atmospheres.- 45. Numerical Models of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.- 46. Circulation of the World Ocean.- 47. Eddy-Resolving Models.- 9. Theory of Climate.- 48. Concept of Climate.- 49. Simplified Climate Models.- 50. Three-Dimensional Numerical Models.- 51. Modeling of Glacial Periods.- 10. Fluid Dynamics of Planetary Interiors.- 52. Fluid Dynamics of the Earth's Core.- 53. Hydromagnetic Dynamos.- 54. Evolution of Planetary Interiors.- 55. Mantle Convection.- Selected References.
Series Title: Environmental fluid mechanics, 6.
Responsibility: by A.S. Monin.

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