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AD 438

AD 438

Atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics : fundamentals and large-scale Circulation / Geoffrey K. Vallis. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, c2006. -- 745 p.

This book contains material on four general topics: (i) fundamentals of GFD (including equations of motion, effects of stratification and rotation etc.); (ii) waves, instabilities and turbulence (including wave-mean flow interaction and geostrophic turbulence); (iii) the general circulation of the atmosphere (theory of Hadley and Ferrel Cell, theories of stratification, maintenance of the westerlies etc.); (iv) the general circulation of ocean (gyres, theory of the overturning circulation, thermocline theory etc.).