Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Hardcover | January 1, 1998

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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 particulartopic, the book will be useful to students and researchers in diverse scientific fields.

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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 particulartopic, the book will be useful to students and...

Richard L. Salmon is at University of California, San Diego.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.09 × 6.18 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195108086

ISBN - 13:9780195108088

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Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals2. Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics3. Noninertial theory of ocean circulation4. Vorticity and turbulence5. Statistical fluid dynamics6. Geostrophic turbulence7. Hamiltonian fluid dynamics

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"This book provides deep insights to the underlying physical problems and elegant mathematical treatments of some important geophysical fluid dynamical problems. This is a textbook in geophysical fluid dynamics, written for first-year graduate students in physical oceanography as the authorstates in the preface. Also, it is certainly an excellent textbook for a graduate course in applied mathematics, and a good reference book for anyone who is interested in geophysical fluid dynamics."--Mathematical Reviews