Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics : fundamentals and large-scale circulation / Geoffrey, Vallis, K.Material type: TextPublication details: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017Edition: 2nd edDescription: xviii, 946 ppISBN: 9781107065505Subject(s): Physics: GeophysicsDDC classification: QC809.F5
Contents:Summary: 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 Niño, 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
Part I: Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics; Equations of motion; Effects of rotation and stratification; Shallow water systems; Vorticity and potential vorticity; Geostrophic theory; Part II: Waves, Instabilities and Turbulence; Wave fundamentals; Gravity waves; Linear dynamics at low latitudes; Barotropic and baroclinic instability; Waves, mean-flows, and their interaction; Basics of incompressible turbulence; Geostrophic turbulence and baroclinic eddies; Turbulent diffusion and eddy transport; Part III: Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation; The overturning circulation: Hadley and Ferrel cells; Zonally-averaged mid-latitude atmospheric circulation; Planetary waves and zonal asymmetries; The stratosphere; Water vapour and the tropical atmosphere; Part IV: Large-Scale Oceanic Circulation; Wind-driven gyres; Structure of upper ocean; The meridional overturning circulation and the ACC; Equatorial circulation and El Niño
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