Adiabatic Invariants in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics / Edition 1

Adiabatic Invariants in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics / Edition 1

by Michael V. Kurgansky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415284155

ISBN-13: 9780415284158

Pub. Date: 09/26/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book deals with the main principles of large-scale atmospheric dynamics on the basis of adiabatic motion constants. It can be considered as an introduction to the theory of quasi two-dimensional fluid motion concentrating primarily on nearly horizontal fluid parcel displacements in a stably stratified compressible fluid. A thorough mathematical treatment of

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This book deals with the main principles of large-scale atmospheric dynamics on the basis of adiabatic motion constants. It can be considered as an introduction to the theory of quasi two-dimensional fluid motion concentrating primarily on nearly horizontal fluid parcel displacements in a stably stratified compressible fluid. A thorough mathematical treatment of the governing equations is coupled with a clear interpretation of the phenomena studied and accompanied by examples of real meteorological data analysis. Topics include a complete set of compressible fluid dynamic equations along with a survey on fluid dynamical conservation laws used in meteorology and atmospheric physics; the derivation of two-dimensional atmospheric models; large-scale flows; isentropic analysis of large-scale atmospheric processes; and the principles of kinetic energy sinks and their relation to the energy balance in the atmosphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415284158
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Equations of Motion and Conservation Laws. Reduced Equations of Atmospheric Dynamics. Hydrodynamic Instability of Conservative Motions. Isentropic Analysis of Large-scale Processes. Dissipative Processes in the Atmosphere. Reference. Index.

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