Nonlinear Topics in Ocean Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444890177, 9780444597823

Nonlinear Topics in Ocean Physics, Volume 109

1st Edition

Editors: A.R. Osborne
eBook ISBN: 9780444597823
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 4th July 1991
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Dynamics of Mesoscale and Large-scale Flows. A. Theoretical Considerations and Numerical Experiments. Geostrophic vortices (J.C. McWilliams). Nonlinear equatorial waves (J.P.Boyd). The shallow water equations on an F plane (A.D. Kirwan Jr. and J. Liu). Nonlinear stability of ideal fluid equilibria (D.D. Holm). Dynamics of ellipitical lenses using the shallow water equations (D.D. Holm). A variational generalization of the "1.5" layer model (A.D. Kirwan Jr.). Nonlinear dynamics of inertio-gravity waves (M. Farge). Free equilibrium states and wind-driven circulation (A. Griffa). B. Laboratory and Field Experiments. Experiments on vortices and Rossby waves in eastward and westward jets (J. Sommeria, S.D. Meyers and H.L. Swinney). Experiments on planetary scale instabilities (J.E. Hart). Dynamics of fronts and eddies (P.F. Linden). Chaotic Couette-Taylor flow (A. Brandstater and H.L. Swinney). The study of fluid parcel trajectories in large scale ocean flows (A. Provenzale et al.). Directed self-interacting self-avoiding random walks (D.J. Klein and W.A. Seitz). Topographic Rossby wave solitons in the Gulf of Mexico (S. Nakamoto). A variational method for determining absolute velocities from hydrographic data (G. Peggion). Part II - Nonlinear Wave Dynamics. A. Higher Order Theories and Numerical Experiments. Recent advances in nonlinear water waves - an overview (H.C. Yuen). Breaking water waves (D.H. Peregrine). Weakly non-local solitary waves (J.P. Boyd). Nonlinear wave refraction (D.H. Peregrine). The Zakharov and modified Zakharov equations and their applications (L. Shemer and M. Stiassnie). Numerical experiments on chaos and order in the long term evolution of nonlinear waver waves (H.C. Yuen). The fractal dimension of the ocean surface (M. Stiassnie). Nonlinear internal solitary waves in straits with varying width and depth (D. Levi). B. Systems Integrable by the


The main fields presented at this school were mesoscale and large scale flows, and nonlinear wave dynamics. The resulting proceedings present the latest developments in these fields.


© North Holland 1991
North Holland
eBook ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Editors

A.R. Osborne Editor