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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Author: Joseph Pedlosky
ISBN 13: 9780387963877
ISBN 10: 387963871
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 1992-03-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 710
List Price: $105.00

This second edition of the widely acclaimed Geophysical Fluid Dynamics by Joseph Pedlosky offers the reader a high-level, unified treatment of the theory of the dynamics of large-scale motions of the oceans and atmosphere. Revised and updated, it includes expanded discussions of
• the fundamentals of geostrophic turbulence
• the theory of wave-mean flow interaction
• thermocline theory
• finite amplitude barocline instability. From the reviews: "The author has done a masterful job in presenting the theory with the necessary mathematical foundation, while keeping the physical aspects in clear view...it is an outstanding introduction to a complex and important subject." GEOPHYSICS