Introductory physics of the atmosphere and ocean

by L. Hasse and F. Dobson


  • Introductory Meteorology and Fluid Dynamics.- 1. Some Deductions from Basic Physics.- 2. Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulations.- 3. Synoptic Scale Circulations.- 4. Mesoscale Circulations.- 5. Convection and Stability.- 6. Turbulence and the Planetary Boundary Layer.- 7. Interface Dynamics.- 7.1 Flow at a solid, level surface.- 7.2 Flow at a fluid interface.- 7.3 Stability effects in the surface layer.- 7.4 Parameterization.- 8. Practical Aspects of Atmospheric Transports.- 8.1 Vertical transports.- 8.2 Horizontal transports.- Introductory Physical Oceanography.- Large-scale Oceanography.- Geostrophic, baroclinic and barotropic motions.- "Ekman" transport.- "Sverdrup" transport.- Westward intensification.- Physical properties of sea water.- Water property distributions and tracers.- Thermohaline circulation.- Diffusion and mixing.- Turbulent mixing.- Mesoscale Oceanography.- Ocean eddies.- Gulf stream rings.- Frontal processes.- Tides and large-scale waves.- Internal waves.- The Oceanic Mixed Layer.- Time and space scales.- Modelling the mixed layer.- Forcing variables.- Solar radiation.- Wind forcing.- Buoyancy.- Conservation relations.- Shear instabilities.- Entrainment.- Advection.- Langmuir circulations.- Role of the mixed layer in ocean dynamics and climate.- Sea Surface Waves.- Wave breaking.- Wave generation and growth.- Appendix: Definitions.- Annotated Bibliography.

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書名 Introductory physics of the atmosphere and ocean
著作者等 Dobson, F.
Hasse, L.
出版元 D. Reidel Pub. Co.
刊行年月 1986
ページ数 viii, 126 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9027721394
NCID BA01030474
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ