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Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics : physical and numerical aspects

Author: Benoit Cushman-Roisin; Jean-Marie Beckers
Publisher: Waltham, MA : Academic Press, cop. 2011.
Series: International geophysics series, vol. 101
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benoit Cushman-Roisin; Jean-Marie Beckers
ISBN: 9780120887590 0120887592
OCLC Number: 1005265533
Notes: Hrbtni nasl.: Geophysical fluid dynamics .
Description: xviii, 828 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1, Fundamentals: Introduction ; The Coriolis force ; Equations of fluid motion ; Equations governing geophysical flows ; Diffusive processes ; Transport and fate --
Part 2, Rotation effects: Geostrophic flows and vorticity dynamics ; The Ekman layer ; Barotropic waves ; Barotropic instability --
Part 3, Stratification effects: Stratification ; Layered models ; Internal waves ; Turbulence in stratified fluids --
Part 4, Combined rotation and stratification effects: Dynamics of stratified rotating flows ; Quasi-geostrophic dynamics ; Instabilities of rotating stratified flows ; Fronts, jets and vortices --
Part 5, Special topics: Atmospheric general circulation ; Oceanic general circulation ; Equatorial dynamics ; Data assimilation --
Part 6, Web site information: Elements of fluid mechanics ; Wave kinematics ; Recapitulation of numerical schemes.
Series Title: International geophysics series, vol. 101
Other Titles: Geophysical fluid dynamics
Responsibility: Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Jean-Marie Beckers.


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