Equations of Oceanic Motions
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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.
List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2006
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Equilibrium thermodynamics of sea water|
|Molecular flux laws|
|The gravitational potential|
|The basic equations|
|Dynamical impact of the equation state|
|Free wave solution on a sphere|
|Large scale motions|
|Representations of vertical structure|
|Planetary geostrophic flows|
|Medium scale motions|
|Motions on the f-plane|
|Small scale motions|
|Vector and tensor analysis|
|Orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems|
|Kinematics of fluid motions|
|Kinematics of waves|
|Conventional and notation|