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Introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics. Physical and numerical aspects. 2nd ed. (English) Zbl 1319.86001
International Geophysics Series 101. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press (ISBN 978-0-12-088759-0/hbk; 978-0-08-091678-1/pbk). xvii, 828 p. (2011).
This book provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply. It explores contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics, including the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.
The text is aimed at first-year graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in meteorology, oceanography, civil/environmental engineering, along with researchers and professionals in related fields who require a solid introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics.
The first ed. was published in 1994.

MSC:
86-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to geophysics
86A05 Hydrology, hydrography, oceanography
86A10 Meteorology and atmospheric physics
76B99 Incompressible inviscid fluids
00A79 Physics (Use more specific entries from Sections 70-XX through 86-XX when possible)
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