Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Physical and Numerical Aspects
- Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA
- Jean-Marie Beckers, University of Liege, Belgium
This book provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply. It explores contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics, including the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.
first-year graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in meteorology, oceanography, civil/environmental engineering, along with researchers and professionals in related fields who require a solid introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics