Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation

ISBN-10: 0521849691

ISBN-13: 9780521849692

Edition: 2006

List price: $110.00
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


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 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. Student problems and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation will be an invaluable graduate textbook on advanced courses in GFD, meteorology, atmospheric science and oceanography, and an excellent review volume for researchers. Additional resources are available at
eBooks Starting from $80.00
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Psychology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 769
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Jonathan Laurence is associate professor of political science at Boston College.Geoffrey K. Vallis is professor and senior scientist in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University. He is the author of the standard graduate text "Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics".

Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics:
Equations of motion
Effects of rotation and stratification
Shallow water systems and isentropic coordinates
Vorticity and potential vorticity
Simplified equations for ocean and atmosphere
Instabilities, Waves and Turbulence
Barotropic and baroclinic instability
Wave-mean flow interaction
Turbulence, basic theory
Geostrophic turbulence and baroclinic eddies
Turbulent diffusion and eddy transport
Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation
The overturning circulation: Hadley and Ferrel cells
Mid-latitude atmospheric circulation
Zonal asymmetries, planetary waves and stratosphere
Large-Scale Circulation
Wind-driven gyres
The buoyancy driven circulation
Wind and buoyancy driven circulation; Appendix: miscellaneous relationships in a layered model
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.