Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: J. Pedlosky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468400711
Category: Science
Page: 626
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The content of this book is based, largely, on the core curriculum in geophys ical fluid dynamics which I and my colleagues in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago have taught for the past decade. Our purpose in developing a core curriculum was to provide to advanced undergraduates and entering graduate students a coherent and systematic introduction to the theory of geophysical fluid dynamics. The curriculum and the outline of this book were devised to form a sequence of courses of roughly one and a half academic years (five academic quarters) in length. The goal of the sequence is to help the student rapidly advance to the point where independent study and research are practical expectations. It quickly became apparent that several topics (e. g. , some aspects of potential theory) usually thought of as forming the foundations of a fluid-dynamics curriculum were merely classical rather than essential and could be, however sadly, dispensed with for our purposes. At the same time, the diversity of interests of our students is so great that no curriculum can truly be exhaust ive in such a curriculum period. It seems to me that the best that can be achieved as a compromise is a systematic introduction to some important segment of the total scope of geophysical fluid dynamics which is illustrative of its most fruitful methods.

Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: James C. McWilliams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052185637X
Category: Science
Page: 249
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Intermediate/advanced textbook which provides concise and accessible introduction to GFD for broad range of students.

Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Physical and Numerical Aspects
Author: Benoit Cushman-Roisin,Jean-Marie Beckers
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0120887592
Category: Mathematics
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Inhaltsverzeichnis: I Fundamentals - 1: Introduction - 2: The Coriolis Force - 3: Equations of Fluid Motion - 4: Equations Governing Geophysical Flows - 5: Diffusive Processes - 6: Transport and FateII Rotation Effects - 7: Geostrophic Flows and Vorticity Dynamics - 8: Ekman layer - 9: Barotropic Waves - 10: Barotropic Instability - III Stratification Effects - 11: Stratification - 12: Layered Models - 13: Internal Waves - 14: Turbulence in Stratified Fluids - 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 VorticesV Special Topics - 19: Atmospheric General Circulation - 20: Oceanic General Circulation - 21: Equatorial Dynamics - 22: Data Assimilation - VI Web-site information Appendix A: Elements of Fluid Mechanics - Appendix B: Wave KinematicsAppendix C: Recapitulation of Numerical SchemesReferencesCD-ROM

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models
Author: Vladimir Zeitlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192526464
Category: Science
Page: 496
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Geophysical fluid dynamics examines the dynamics of stratified and turbulent motion of fluids in the ocean and outer core, and of gases in the atmosphere. This book explains key notions and fundamental processes of the dynamics of large- and medium-scale atmospheric and oceanic motions from the unifying viewpoint of the rotating shallow water model. The model plays a distinguished role in geophysical fluid dynamics. It has been used for about a century for conceptual understanding of various phenomena, for elaboration of approaches and methods to be used later in more complete models, for development and testing of numerical codes, and for many other purposes. In spite of its simplicity, the model grasps essential features of the complete "primitive equations" models, being their vertically averaged version, and gives an intuitive representation and clear vision of principal dynamical processes. This book is a combination of a course on geophysical fluid dynamics (Part 1), with explanations and illustrations of fundamentals, and problems, as well as a more advanced treatise of a range of principal dynamical phenomena (Part 2), including recently arisen approaches and applications (Part 3). Mathematics and physics underlying dynamical phenomena are explained, with necessary demonstrations. Yet, an important goal of the book is to develop the reader's physical intuition and qualitative insights.

Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Rick Salmon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195355321
Category: Science
Page: 400
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Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics offers an introduction to several topics in geophysical fluid dynamics, including the theory of large-scale ocean circulation, geostrophic turbulence, and Hamiltonian fluid dynamics. Since each chapter is a self-contained introduction to its particular topic, the book will be useful to students and researchers in diverse scientific fields.

Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Atmospheric Dynamics, Dynamo Theory, and Climate Dynamics


Author: M. Ghil,S. Childress
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461210526
Category: Science
Page: 512
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The vigorous stirring of a cup of tea gives rise, as we all know, to interesting fluid dynamical phenomena, some of which are very hard to explain. In this book our "cup of tea" contains the currents of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, mantle, and fluid core. Our goal is to under stand the basic physical processes which are most important in describing what we observe, directly or indirectly, in these complex systems. While in many respects our understanding is measured by the ability to predict, the focus here will be on relatively simple models which can aid our physical intuition by suggesting useful mathematical methods of investiga tion. These elementary models can be viewed as part of a hierarchy of models of increasing complexity, moving toward those which might be use fully predictive. The discussion in this book will deal primarily with the Earth. Interplanetary probes of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have revealed many exciting phenomena which bear on geophysical fluid dynamics. They have also enabled us to see the effect of changing the values of certain parameters, such as gravity and rotation rate, on geophysical flows. On the other hand, satellite observations of our own planet on a daily and hourly basis have turned it into a unique laboratory for the study of fluid motions on a scale never dreamt of before: the motion of cyclones can be observed via satellite just as wing tip vortices are studied in a wind tunnel.

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

A tribute to the scientific work of Pedro Ripa
Author: O.U. Velasco Fuentes,J. Sheinbaum,J. Ochoa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401000743
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 376
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A Tribute to the Scientific Work of Pedro Ripa

Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics


Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110706550X
Category: Science
Page: 1002
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The atmosphere and ocean are two of the most important components of the climate system, and fluid dynamics is central to our understanding of both. This book provides a unified and comprehensive treatment of the field that blends classical results with modern interpretations. It takes the reader seamlessly from the basics to the frontiers of knowledge, from the equations of motion to modern theories of the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. These concepts are illustrated throughout the book with observations and numerical examples. As well as updating existing chapters, this full-color second edition includes new chapters on tropical dynamics, El Nio, the stratosphere and gravity waves. Supplementary resources are provided online, including figures from the book and problem sets, making this new edition an ideal resource for students in the atmospheric, oceanic and climate sciences, as well as in applied mathematics and engineering.

Theoretical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Monin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792304265
Category: Science
Page: 402
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This book grew out of lectures on geophysical fluid dynamics delivered over many years at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology by the author (and, with regard to some parts of the book, by his colleagues). During these lectures the students were advised to read many books, and sometimes individual articles, in order to acquaint themselves with the necessary material, since there was no single book available which provided a sufficiently complete and systematic account (except, perhaps, the volumes on Hydrophysics of the Ocean, Hydrodynamics of the Ocean, and Geodynamics in the ten-volume Oceanology series published by Nauka Press in 1978-1979; these refer, however, specifically to the ocean, and anyway they are much too massive to be convenient for study by students). As far as we know, no text corresponding to our understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics has as yet been published outside the Soviet Union. The present book is designed to fill this gap. Since it is customary to write the preface after the entire book has been completed, the author has an opportunity there to raise some points of possible criticism by the reviewers and readers. First of all, note that this work presents the theoretical fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, and that observational and experimental data (which in the natural sciences are always very copious) are referred to only rarely and briefly.

Geophysical fluid dynamics

WHOI.
Author: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Joseph Pedlosky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662257300
Category: Science
Page: 626
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The content of this book is based, largely, on the core curriculum in geophys ical fluid dynamics which land my colleagues in the Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago have taught for the past decade. Our purpose in developing a core curriculum was to provide to advanced undergraduates and entering graduate students a coherent and systematic introduction to the theory of geophysical fluid dynamics. The curriculum and the outline of this book were devised to form a sequence of courses of roughly one and a half academic years (five academic quarters) in length. The goal of the sequence is to help the student rapidly advance to the point where independent study and research are practical expectations. It quickly became apparent that several topics (e. g. , some aspects of potential theory) usually thought of as forming the foundations of a fluid-dynamics curriculum were merely classical rather than essential and could be, however sadly, dispensed with for our purposes. At the same time, the diversity of interests of our students is so great that no curriculum can truly be exhaust ive in such a curriculum period. It seems to me that the best that can be achieved as a compromise is a systematic introduction to some important segment of the total scope of geophysical fluid dynamics which is illustrative of its most fruitful methods.

Numerical Methods for Wave Equations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Dale R. Durran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475730810
Category: Mathematics
Page: 466
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Covering a wide range of techniques, this book describes methods for the solution of partial differential equations which govern wave propagation and are used in modeling atmospheric and oceanic flows. The presentation establishes a concrete link between theory and practice.

Wave Packets and Their Bifurcations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Huijun Yang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475743815
Category: Science
Page: 250
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The material in this book is based predominantly on my recent work. It is the first monograph on the subject, though some support material may overlap other monographs. The investigation of wave packets and their bi furcations is very interesting, and useful theoretically and in practice, not only in geophysical fluid dynamics, which is the field to which the theory is being applied here, but also in other fields in mathematics and the natural sciences. I hope that the applied mathematician will find reading this book worthwhile, especially the material on the behavior of highly nonlinear dy namic systems. However, it is my belief that applying the concepts and methods developed here to other fields will be both interesting and con structive, since there are numerous phenomena in other areas of physics that share the characteristics of those in geophysical fluid dynamics. The theory developed here provides an effective tool to investigate the structure and the structural changes of dynamic systems in physics. Applications of the theory in geophysical fluid dynamics are an example of its usefulness and effectiveness. Some of the results presented here give us more insight into the nature of geophysical fluids. Moreover, the material is presented systematically and developmentally. Necessary basic knowledge is provided to make the book more readable for graduate students and researchers in such fields as applied mathematics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric sciences, and physical oceanogra phy.

Applications of Lie Group Analysis in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Author: Nail? Kha?rullovich Ibragimov,R. N. Ibragimov
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814340464
Category: Mathematics
Page: 215
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