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Turbulent Ocean

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ISBN-10: 0521835437

ISBN-13: 9780521835435

Edition: 2005

Authors: S. A. Thorpe, S. A. Thorpe

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Description:

The subject of ocean turbulence is in a state of discovery and development with many intellectual challenges. This text describes the principal dynamic processes that control the distribution of turbulence, its dissipation of kinetic energy, and its effects on other properties.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 7.02" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Heat, buoyancy, instability and turbulence
Neutral stability: internal waves
Instability and transition to turbulence in stratified shear flows
Convective instabilities
Instability and breaking of internal waves in mid-water
The measurement of turbulence and mixing
Fine-structure, transient structures and turbulence in mid-water
The benthic boundary layer
The upper ocean boundary layer
Shallow sea
Boundary layers on beaches and submarine slopes
Topographically-related turbulence
Large-scale waves, eddies and dispersion
Epilogue
Appendices
References
Index