An Introduction To Atmospheric Gravity Waves by Carmen J. NappoAn Introduction To Atmospheric Gravity Waves by Carmen J. Nappo

An Introduction To Atmospheric Gravity Waves

byCarmen J. NappoEditorCarmen J. Nappo

Hardcover | September 28, 2012

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Gravity waves exist in all types of geophysical fluids, such as lakes, oceans, and atmospheres. They play an important role in redistributing energy at disturbances, such as mountains or seamounts and they are routinely studied in meteorology and oceanography, particularly simulation models, atmospheric weather models, turbulence, air pollution, and climate research.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Wavesprovides readers with a working background of the fundamental physics and mathematics of gravity waves, and introduces a wide variety of applications and numerous recent advances.

Nappo provides a concise volume on gravity waves with a lucid discussion of current observational techniques and instrumentation.An accompanying website contains real data, computer codes for data analysis, and linear gravity wave models to further enhance the reader's understanding of the book's material.



  • Companion web site features animations and streaming video
  • Foreword by George Chimonas, a renowned expert on the interactions of gravity waves with turbulence
  • Includes a new application-based component for use in climate and weather predictions
Carmen Nappo received his Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. His research topic was gravity-wave stress over topography in the planetary boundary layer. His professional career began in 1968 at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ. where he performed diagnostic ...
Title:An Introduction To Atmospheric Gravity WavesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123852234

ISBN - 13:9780123852236

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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals 2. The Linear Theory 3. Mountain Waves 4. Ducted Gravity Waves 5. Gravity Wave Instability and Turbulence 6. Wave Stress 7. Gravity Waves in the Middle Atmosphere 8. Wave Stress Parameterization 9. Observations 10. Gravity Wave Analyses Appendix A: The Hydrostatic Atmosphere Appendix B: Computer Codes and Data on on Companion Website