Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 1, 2013 - Science - 710 pages
This second edition of the widely acclaimed Geophysical Fluid Dynamics by Joseph Pedlosky offers the reader a high-level, unified treatment of the theory of the dynamics of large-scale motions of the oceans and atmosphere. Revised and updated, it includes expanded discussions of * the fundamentals of geostrophic turbulence * the theory of wave-mean flow interaction * thermocline theory * finite amplitude barocline instability. From the reviews: "The author has done a masterful job in presenting the theory with the necessary mathematical foundation, while keeping the physical aspects in clear view...it is an outstanding introduction to a complex and important subject." GEOPHYSICS
 

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Contents

Preliminaries
1
Fundamentals
22
Inviscid ShallowWater Theory
57
Appendix to Chapter 3
178
Homogeneous Models of the WindDriven Oceanic Circulation
254
Quasigeostrophic Motion of a Stratified Fluid on a Sphere
336
Instability Theory
490
Ageostrophic Motion
624
Selected Bibliography
689
Index
705
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