Skip to content

Equations of Oceanic Motions

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0521855136

ISBN-13: 9780521855136

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter M�ller

List price: $124.00
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Modeling and prediction of oceanographic phenomena and climate is based on the integration of dynamic equations. The Equations of Oceanic Motions derives and systematically classifies the most common dynamic equations used in physical oceanography, from large scale thermohaline circulations to those governing small scale motions and turbulence. After establishing the basic dynamical equations that describe all oceanic motions, Mller then derives approximate equations, emphasizing the assumptions made and physical processes eliminated. He distinguishes between geometric, thermodynamic and dynamic approximations and between the acoustic, gravity, vortical and temperature-salinity modes of motion. Basic concepts and formulae of equilibrium thermodynamics, vector and tensor calculus, curvilinear coordinate systems, and the kinematics of fluid motion and wave propagation are covered in appendices. Providing the basic theoretical background for graduate students and researchers of physical oceanography and climate science, this book will serve as both a comprehensive text and an essential reference.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 302
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction
Equilibrium thermodynamics of sea water
Balance equations
Molecular flux laws
The gravitational potential
The basic equations
Dynamical impact of the equation state
Free wave solution on a sphere
Asymptotic expansions
Reynolds decomposition
Boussinesq approximation
Large scale motions
Primitive equations
Representations of vertical structure
Ekman layers
Planetary geostrophic flows
Tidal equations
Medium scale motions
Quasi-geostrophic flows
Motions on the f-plane
Small scale motions
Sound waves
Equilibrium thermodynamics
Vector and tensor analysis
Orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems
Kinematics of fluid motions
Kinematics of waves
Conventional and notation
References
Index