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Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics : Volume 30 - Adrian E. Gill

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

Volume 30

Paperback

Published: 13th December 1982
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A systematic, unifying approach to the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere is given in this book, with emphasis on the larger-scale motions (from a few kilometers to global scale). The foundations of the subject (the equations of state and dynamical equations) are covered in some detail, so that students with training in mathematics should find it a self-contained text. Knowledge of fluid mechanics is helpful but not essential. Simple mathematical models are used to demonstrate the fundamental dynamical principles with plentiful illustrations from field and laboratory.

How the Ocean--Atmosphere System Is Driven
Transfer of Properties between Atmosphere and Ocean
Properties of a Fluid at Rest
Equations Satisfied by a Moving Fluid
Adjustment under Gravity in a Nonrotating System
Adjustment under Gravity of a Density-Stratified Fluid
Effect of Rotation
Gravity Waves in a Rotating Fluid
Forced Motion
Effects of Side Boundaries
The Tropics
Mid-Latitudes
Instabilities, Fronts, and the General Circulation
Units and Their SI Equivalents
Useful Values
Properties of Seawater
Properties of Moist Air
A List of Atlases and Data Sources
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780122835223
ISBN-10: 0122835220
Series: International Geophysics (Paperback) : Book Vol. 30
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 662
Published: 13th December 1982
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.3  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.66