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Geophysical fluid dynamics : understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Author: V Zeitlin
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For the dynamics of large and medium scale motions in the oceans and the atmosphere, a simplified rotating shallow water model, obtained by vertical averaging, is used throughout the book in order to  Read more...

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Zeitlin, V. (Vladimir).
Geophysical fluid dynamics.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1021883218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Zeitlin
ISBN: 9780198804338 0198804334
OCLC Number: 1005113400
Description: xix, 488 pages : illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Contents: PART I: Modelling Large-Scale Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows: From Primitive to Rotating Shallow Water Equations and Beyond1: Introduction2: Primitive equations model3: Simplifying primitive equations: rotating shallow water models and their properties4: Wave motions in rotating shallow water with boundaries, topography, at the equator, and in laboratory5: Getting rid of fast waves: slow dynamics6: Vortex dynamics on the f- and beta- plane and wave radiation7: Rotating shallow water models as quasilinear hyperbolic systems, and related numerical methodsPART II: Understanding Fundamental Dynamical Phenomena with Rotating Shallow Water Models8: Geostrophic adjustment and wave-vortex (non)interaction9: RSW modons, and their surprising properties. RSW turbulence10: Instabilities of jets and fronts and their nonlinear evolution11: Instabilities in cylindrical geometry: vortices and laboratory flows12: Resonant wave interactions and resonant excitation of waveguide modes13: Wave turbulencePART II: Generalisations of Standard Rotating Shallow-Water Model, and Their Applications14: Rotating shallow-water models with horizontal density and/or temperature gradients15: Rotating shallow-water models with moist convection16: Rotating shallow-water models with full Coriolis force
Responsibility: Vladimir Zeitlin, Laboratory of Dynamical Meteorology, Sorbonne University and École Normale, Supérieure Paris, France.

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