Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere

By

  • Robert Brown, University of Washington

Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere presents the fundamental equations which govern most of the flow problems studied by atmospheric scientists. The equations are derived in a systematic way that is intended to facilitate critical evaluation. The goal of this text is twofold. First the book supplies the student a background familiarity in the underlying physics behind the mathematics. Second it explores some systematic methods of relating these physics to atmospheric problems, including rotating frames of reference effects, vorticity dynamics, and turbulence effects on closure.
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Audience

Students in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, atmosphere physics, geophysics, and applied mathematics.

 

Book information

  • Published: February 1991
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-137040-4


Table of Contents

Fundamentals: Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics. Flow Parameters. Methods of Analysis. Tensors and Relative Motion. The Governing Equations for Fluid Flow: Conservation of Mass--Continuity. Momentum Dynamics. Conservation of Energy. Vorticity. Potential Flow. Perturbation Equations. Boundary Layers. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.