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Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics : physical and numerical aspects

Author: Benoit Cushman-Roisin; Jean-Marie Beckers
Publisher: Waltham : Academic Press, 2011.
Series: International Geophysics, 101.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2. ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Cushman-Roisin, Benoit.
Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : Physical and Numerical Aspects.
2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benoit Cushman-Roisin; Jean-Marie Beckers
ISBN: 9780080916781 0080916783
OCLC Number: 1001575409
Description: 1 online resource (online resource (xviii, 850 s.)) : illustrations, kart.
Contents: Part 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 --
Part II: Rotation Effects --
7. Geostrophic Flows and Vorticity Dynamics --
8. The Ekman Layer --
9. Barotropic Waves --
10. Barotropic Instability --
Part III: Stratification Effects --
11. Stratification --
12. Layered Models --
13. Internal Waves --
14. Turbulence in Stratified Fluids --
Part 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 --
Part V: Special Topics --
19. Atmospheric General Circulation --
20. Oceanic General Circulation --
21. Equatorial Dynamics --
22. Data Assimilation --
Part VI: Web site Information --
Introduction --
Appendix A. Elements of Fluid Mechanics --
Appendix B. Wave Kinematics --
Appendix C. Recapitulation of Numerical Schemes.
Series Title: International Geophysics, 101.
Other Titles: Geophysical fluid dynamics
Responsibility: Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Jean-Marie Beckers.
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Abstract:

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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