Progress in Probability

Stochastic Modelling in Physical Oceanography

Authors: Adler, Robert, Müller, Peter, Rozovskii, B.L.

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The study of the ocean is almost as old as the history of mankind itself. When the first seafarers set out in their primitive ships they had to understand, as best they could, tides and currents, eddies and vortices, for lack of understanding often led to loss of live. These primitive oceanographers were, of course, primarily statisticians. They collected what empirical data they could, and passed it down, ini­ tially by word of mouth, to their descendants. Data collection continued throughout the millenia, and although data bases became larger, more re­ liable, and better codified, it was not really until surprisingly recently that mankind began to try to understand the physics behind these data, and, shortly afterwards, to attempt to model it. The basic modelling tool of physical oceanography is, today, the partial differential equation. Somehow, we all 'know" that if only we could find the right set of equations, with the right initial and boundary conditions, then we could solve the mysteries of ocean dynamics once and for all.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Particle Displacements in Inhomogeneous Turbulence

    Bennett, Andrew F.

    Pages 1-45

  • Massively Parallel Simulations of Motions in a Gaussian Velocity Field

    Carmona, René A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Comparison tests for the spectra of dependent multivariate time series

    Carmona, René A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

  • A statistical approach to ocean model testing and tuning

    Frankignoul, Claude

    Pages 89-112

  • Applications of stochastic particle models to oceanographic problems

    Griffa, Annalisa

    Pages 113-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stochastic Modelling in Physical Oceanography
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Probability
Series Volume
39
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2430-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2430-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-3798-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7533-6
Series ISSN
1050-6977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
466
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