Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library

Quasi-Geostrophic Theory of Oceans and Atmosphere

Topics in the Dynamics and Thermodynamics of the Fluid Earth

Authors: Cavallini, Fabio, Crisciani, Fulvio

  • The book contains a detailed presentation of mathematical computations, which allows the reader to concentrate on physical aspects of the subject
  • A main unifying technique (asymptotic expansion based on scale analysis) is used throughout the book to develop various applications
  • The book makes use of a new notation that facilitates the physical interpretation of mathematical formulas
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About this book

Large-scale winds and currents tend to balance Coriolis and pressure gradient forces. The time evolution of these winds and currents is the subject of the quasi-geostrophic theory.
Chapter 1 presents concepts and equations of classical inertial fluid mechanics.
Chapter 2 deals with the equations of thermodynamics that close the governing equations of the fluids. Then, the motion is reformulated in a uniformly rotating reference frame.
Chapter 3 deals with the shallow-water model and the homogeneous model of wind-driven circulation. The chapter also describes a classical application of the Ekman layer to the atmosphere.
Chapter 4 considers the two-layer model, as an introduction to baroclinic flows, together with the concept of available potential energy.
Chapter 5 takes into account continuously stratified flows in the ocean and in the atmosphere.

About the authors

Dr. Fabio Cavallini has more than 35 years of experience in oceanography. He is specialized in numerical modeling, theory and data processing in oceanography, ecology, hydrology as well as seismic and electromagnetic wave modelling.
Dr. Fulvio Crisciani is lecturer at the University of Trieste (Italy). He has more than 25 years experience in oceanography and is specialized in geophysical fluid dynamics and the climate of the gulf of Trieste.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Basic Continuum Mechanics

    Cavallini, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Basic Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

    Cavallini, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 43-156

  • Quasi-Geostrophic Single-Layer Models

    Cavallini, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 159-244

  • Quasi-Geostrophic Two-Layer Model

    Cavallini, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 245-272

  • Quasi-Geostrophic Models of Continuously Stratified Flows

    Cavallini, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 273-362

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4691-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4690-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8112-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quasi-Geostrophic Theory of Oceans and Atmosphere
Book Subtitle
Topics in the Dynamics and Thermodynamics of the Fluid Earth
Authors
Series Title
Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4691-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4691-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4690-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8112-1
Series ISSN
1383-8601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 386
Topics