Adiabatic Invariants in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415284158
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/26/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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