Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics

Fundamentals and Large-scale Circulation

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  • 0511345909
  • 9780521849692
  • 9780511345906
  • 9781107086258
Fluid dynamics is fundamental to our understanding of the atmosphere and oceans. Although many of the same principles of fluid dynamics apply to both the atmosphere and oceans, textbooks tend to concentrate on the atmosphere, the ocean, or the theory of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD). This textbook provides a comprehensive unified treatment of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics. The book introduces the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, including rotation and stratification, vorticity and potential vorticity, and scaling and approximations. It discusses baroclinic and barotropic instabilities, wave-mean flow interactions and turbulence, and the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. Student problems and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation will be an invaluable graduate textbook on advanced courses in GFD, meteorology, atmospheric science and oceanography, and an excellent review volume for researchers. Additional resources are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521849692.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2006
  • ISBN 9780511345906
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  • Title: Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
  • Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
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ISBNs
  • 0511345909
  • 9780521849692
  • 9780511345906
  • 9781107086258

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'Geoff Vallis' [Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics] will become the standard text on modern large-scale atmosphere and ocean dynamics. It covers the field from the equations of motion to modern developments such as wave-mean flow interaction theory and theories for the global-scale circulations of atmospheres and oceans. There is no book of comparable comprehensiveness, spanning the needs of beginning graduate students and researchers alike.' Tapio Schneider, California Institute of Technology

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511345909
  • 9780521849692
  • 9780511345906
  • 9781107086258