An Introduction to Gravity Currents and Intrusions
The whole book is well written in a clear and pedagogical general style. … the author has, in my opinion, produced the first comprehensive book entirely devoted to the modeling of gravity currents and intrusions. This book will be particularly useful to graduate and PhD students, as well as to academics and research engineers working in this field. It may be used as a self-consistent document to get a detailed idea of the state of knowledge about a given problem or a guide toward more specialized papers. It is rich with ideas regarding the direction in which further research is warranted. This book is ideal to get a first, and yet deep, understanding of the dynamics of gravity currents and intrusions.
—International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 37, 2011
… Noteworthy previous reviews have been written by Simpson (1987) and Huppert (2006). … In spite of the profound analytical contributions made by these authors, neither review is especially heavy on equations. Stepping into this void is M. Ungarish whose recent monograph devotes most of its pages to the development of a unified theoretical description of gravity current flow in a wide variety of incarnations. … Ungarish provides a useful summary of the requisite mathematical tools in the appendices and does not shy away from putting these to purposeful employ. On the other hand, each chapter is largely self-contained; for experienced readers, the monograph can be used as a helpful reference in guiding future research. … Ungarish’s consideration of different geometries, flow regimes, etc. is broad, making his book of potential interest to researchers from disparate fields, including oceanography, atmospheric science, hydraulic engineering, and others.
—M.R. Flynn, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2010
509 pages; ISBN 9781584889045
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Title: An Introduction to Gravity Currents and Intrusions
Author: Marius Ungarish