Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics

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Annalisa Griffa, A. D. Kirwan, Jr., Arthur J. Mariano, Tamay Özgökmen, H. Thomas Rossby
Cambridge University Press, May 10, 2007 - Science
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Written by a group of international experts in their field, this book is a review of Lagrangian observation, analysis and assimilation methods in physical and biological oceanography. This multidisciplinary text presents new results on nonlinear analysis of Lagrangian dynamics, the prediction of particle trajectories, and Lagrangian stochastic models. It includes historical information, up-to-date developments, and speculation on future developments in Lagrangian-based observations, analysis, and modeling of physical and biological systems. Containing contributions from experimentalists, theoreticians, and modellers in the fields of physical oceanography, marine biology, mathematics, and meteorology, this book will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students looking for both practical applications and information on the theory of transport and dispersion in physical systems, biological modelling, and data assimilation.
 

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Contents

Evolution of Lagrangian methods in oceanography
2
the instrument its data and some recent results
39
Favorite trajectories
68
Particle motion in a sea of eddies
89
Inertial particle dynamics on the rotating Earth
119
Predictability of Lagrangian motion in the upper ocean
136
Lagrangian data assimilation in ocean general
172
Dynamic consistency and Lagrangian data
204
Observing turbulence regimes and Lagrangian dispersal
231
Lagrangian biophysical dynamics
275
Lagrangian inhabitants of the sea
349
A Lagrangian stochastic model for the dynamics of a stage
401
Lagrangian analysis and prediction of coastal and ocean
423
Index
480

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Annalisa Griffa is Full Research Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, and Senior Researcher at the Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR), La Spezia, Italy.

A. D. Kirwan is Mary A. S. Lighthipe Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware.

Arthur Mariano is Full Professor of Oceanography at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.

Tamay Özgökmen is Associate Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.

Thomas Rossby is Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

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