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Turbulence in the ocean

Author: A S Monin; R V Ozmidov; H Tennekes
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : Reidel ; Hingham, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer, ©1985.
Series: Environmental fluid mechanics.
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Great care should be used in dealing with the absolute fluctuation values of hydro physical fields, since the methods used for the determination of the accuracy of the high-frequency measuring  Read more...

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Monin, A.S. (Andreĭ Sergeevich), 1921-
Turbulence in the ocean.
Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : Reidel ; Hingham, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer, ©1985
(OCoLC)568194052
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S Monin; R V Ozmidov; H Tennekes
ISBN: 9027717354 9789027717351
OCLC Number: 11971029
Notes: Translation of: Okeanskai︠a︡ turbulentnostʹ.
Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Theory of Turbulence in Stratified Flows.- 1. Definition of Turbulence.- 2. Equations of Turbulent Flow.- 3. Mechanisms of Turbulence Generation in the Ocean.- 3.1 Instability of Vertical Velocity Gradients in Drifting Flow.- 3.2 Overturning of Surface Waves.- 3.3 Instability of Vertical Velocity Gradients in Stratified Large-Scale Oceanic Flows.- 3.4 Hydrodynamic Instability of Quasi-Horizontal Meso-Scale Non-Stationary Flows.- 3.5 Instability of Local Velocity Gradients in Internal Waves.- 3.6 Convection in Layers with Unstable Density Stratification.- 3.7 Instability of Vertical Velocity Gradients in a Bottom Boundary Layer (BBL).- 4. Stratification Effects.- 5. Theory of Turbulence Spectra.- 6. The Small-Scale Structure of Turbulence.- II. Small-Scale Turbulence.- 7. Instruments for The Measurement of Small-Scale Turbulence.- 7.1 Experimental Techniques.- 8. Statistical Characteristics of Turbulence.- 9. Velocity Fluctuations.- 9.1 Root-Mean-Square Values.- 9.2 Correlation Functions and Spectra.- 9.3 Dependence on Local Background Conditions.- 9.4 Spectra of Fluctuation Intensity and Energy Dissipation.- 9.5 Turbulent Energy Dissipation Rate.- 9.6 Climatology of Small-Scale Turbulence.- 10. Temperature Fluctuations.- 10.1 An Indirect Method of Estimating Temperature Fluctuations.- 10.2 Local Temperature Gradients in the Ocean.- 10.3 Variations in Fine-Structure Temperature Profiles.- 10.4 Direct Measurements of High-Frequency Temperature Fluctuations.- 10.5 Turbulent Heat Fluxes.- 10.6 Spectra of High-Frequency Temperature Fluctuations.- 10.7 Spectral Characteristics of the Temperature Variability in the Ocean.- 10.8 Dissipation Rate of Temperature Inhomogeneities.- 11. Fluctuations of Electrical Conductivity and Salinity.- 11.1 Fundamentals.- 11.2 Local Gradients of C and S.- 11.3 Spectral Characteristics.- 11.4 Dependence on Local Background Conditions.- 11.5 Intermittency of Electrical Conductivity Fluctuations.- 11.6 Deep-Sea Measurement Data.- 11.7 Determination of Salinity Fluctuations.- 11.8 Density Fluctuations and Turbulent Mass Flux.- 11.9 Climatology of Electrical Conductivity Fluctuations.- III. Large-Scale Horizontal Turbulence.- 12. Large-Scale Turbulence and Negative Eddy Viscosity.- 13. Theory of Two-Dimensional Turbulence.- 14. Horizontal Turbulence Spectra.- Notes.- References.- Name Index.
Series Title: Environmental fluid mechanics.
Other Titles: Okeanskai︠a︡ turbulentnostʹ.
Responsibility: A.S. Monin and R.V. Ozmidov ; translation edited by H. Tennekes.

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