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Inverse Methods in Physical Oceanography : Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics - Andrew F. Bennett

Inverse Methods in Physical Oceanography

Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1992
ISBN: 9780521385688
Number Of Pages: 368

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Observations of ocean circulation have rapidly increased during the last decade, both as a result of international field programs and of remote sensing systems on artificial earth satellites. Oceanographers are increasingly turning to inverse methods for combining these observations with numerical models of ocean circulation. Professor Bennett's work explores the potential for inverse theory, emphasizing possibilities rather than expedient or rudimentary applications. In addition to interpolating the data and adding realism to the model solutions, the methods can yield estimates for unobserved flow variables, forcing fields, and model parameters. Inverse formulations can resolve ill-posed modeling problems, lead to design criteria for oceanic observing systems, and enable the testing of models as scientific hypothesis. Exercises of varying difficulty rehearse technical skills and supplement the central theoretical development. Thus this book will be invaluable for environmental scientists and engineers, advanced undergraduates in applied mathematics, and graduate students in physical oceanography.

'... can be warmly recommended to every reader and library.' Mitteilungen German Geophysical Society

Finite-dimensional inverse theory
The smoothing of observations
Data assimilation
The spatial structure of the Kalman filter
Generalized inverses of dynamic models
Antenna analysis
Nonlinear quasigeostrophic models
Open-ocean modeling: quasigeostrophy
Primative equation models
Outstanding problems
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ISBN: 9780521385688
ISBN-10: 0521385687
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.71