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Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics



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A systematic, unifying approach to the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere is given in this book, with emphasis on the larger-scale motions (from a few kilometers to global scale). The foundations of the subject (the equations of state and dynamical equations) are covered in some detail, so that students with training in mathematics should find it a self-contained text. Knowledge of fluid mechanics is helpful but not essential. Simple mathematical models are used to demonstrate the fundamental dynamical principles with plentiful illustrations from field and laboratory.

Product code: 9780122835223

ISBN 9780122835223
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW165
Series International Geophysics
No. Of Pages 680
Publisher Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
In this work, Dr. Gill looks at the study of oceanic and atmospheric circulations. He explains how atmospheric and oceanic circulations are ultimately driven by solar energy, and covers the study of observed distributions of physical quantities, including temperature.