Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

by James C. McWilliams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Fluid mechanics,
  • Geophysics,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Earth Sciences - Oceanography,
  • Science / Oceanography,
  • Fluid dynamics
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages266
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Open LibraryOL7766915M
ISBN 10052185637X
ISBN 109780521856379

Fundamentals. To describe the flow of geophysical fluids, equations are needed for conservation of momentum (or Newton's second law) and conservation of energy. The former leads to the Navier–Stokes equations. Further approximations are generally made. First, the fluid is assumed to be incompressible. The book introduces the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, including rotation and stratification, vorticity and potential vorticity, and scaling and approximations. The book introduces the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, including rotation and stratification, vorticity and potential vorticity, and scaling and approximations. It discusses baroclinic and barotropic instabilities, wave-mean flow interactions and turbulence, and the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. These chapters describe fundamentals of geophysical techniques, their physical bases, their applications and limitations, as well as possible pitfalls in their misuse. Case study examples illustrate the integration of geophysical data with various other data types for predicting and describing reservoir rocks and fluid properties.

Buy Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics by Jim McWilliams, James C McWilliams online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. Part I. Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: 1. Equations of motion 2. Effects of rotation and stratification 3. Shallow water systems and isentropic coordinates 4. Vorticity and potential vorticity 5. Simplified equations for ocean and atmosphere Part II. Instabilities, Waves and Turbulence: 6. Barotropic and baroclinic instability 7. Wave-mean flow interaction 8. Turbulence: basic. ATM S /OCEAN SLN: (ATM), (OCN) Tues/Thurs , and labs at Wednesday, room Ocean Sciences Lectures in room Ocean Teaching Building (OTB), labs in Ocean Sciences , the GFD lab. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - I - Winter The book introduces the fundamentals of geophysical fluid dynamics, including rotation and stratification, vorticity and potential vorticity, and scaling and approximations. It discusses baroclinic and barotropic instabilities, wave-mean flow interactions and turbulence, and the general circulation of the atmosphere and by: 1.

  Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply/5(2). Fluid dynamics is fundamental to our understanding of the atmosphere and oceans. Although many of the same principles of fluid dynamics apply to both the atmosphere and oceans, textbooks tend to concentrate on the atmosphere, the ocean, or the theory of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD). This textbook provides a comprehensive unified treatment of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics. The book. This book gives a coherent development of the current understanding of the fluid dynamics of the middle latitude atmosphere. It is primarily aimed at post-graduate and advanced undergraduate level students and does not assume any previous knowledge of fluid . The advanced sections can easily be omitted for a more introductory course, as they are clearly marked in the text. Readers who wish to explore these topics in more detail can refer to this book's parent, Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large .

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'Jim McWilliams' introductory book to the fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is clearly written and well posed. The author relies on examples based on jets and vortices to introduce concepts such as turbulence, chaotic dynamics, bolus velocities, boundary layers, etc.

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Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply.

McWilliams, James, Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN The book was developed from the author's many years of teaching a first-year graduate course at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Our purpose in developing a core curriculum was to provide to advanced undergraduates and entering graduate students a coherent and systematic introduction to. Lectures on “Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics” Pavel Berloff Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London •Idea of the lectures is to provide a relatively advanced-level course that builds up on the existing introductory-level fluid dynamics courses.

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Our purpose in developing a core curriculum was to provide to advanced. This book is a combination of a course on geophysical fluid dynamics (Part 1), with explanations and illustrations of fundamentals, and problems, as well as a more advanced treatise of a range of principal dynamical phenomena (Part 2), including recently arisen approaches and applications (Part 3).

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