Essentials of Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics

by Geoffrey K. Vallis

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  • 9781107692794
  • 9781108586856
  • 9781108664493
This is a modern, introductory textbook on the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean, with a healthy dose of geophysical fluid dynamics. It will be invaluable for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in meteorology, oceanography, mathematics, and physics. It is unique in taking the reader from very basic concepts to the forefront of research. It also forms an excellent refresher for researchers in atmospheric science and oceanography. It differs from other books at this level in both style and content: as well as very basic material it includes some elementary introductions to more advanced topics. The advanced sections can easily be omitted for a more introductory course, as they are clearly marked in the text. Readers who wish to explore these topics in more detail can refer to this book's parent, Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation, now in its second edition.

  • Cambridge University Press; January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781108586856
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  • Title: Essentials of Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics
  • Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107692794
  • 9781108586856
  • 9781108664493

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'The 'big book' [Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics Fluid] by Vallis is a treasure, but I suspect that this new 'Essentials' is destined to be used much more widely in classrooms. Vallis does a superb job of communicating the peculiar tensions between deductive reasoning and physical intuition that underlie this science. The new book is more approachable but no less rigorous … It's almost the perfect introductory textbook on this subject, and I plan to use it in my own courses.' Brian E. J. Rose, University at Albany

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107692794
  • 9781108586856
  • 9781108664493