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An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves

Series: International Geophysics Series Volume: 85

By: Carmen J Nappo

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 2002 | #133404 | ISBN: 0125140827
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Gravity waves exist in all types of geophysical fluids, such as lakes, oceans, and atmospheres. They play an important role in redistributing energy at disturbances, such as mountains or seamounts and they are routinely studied in meteorology and oceanography, particularly simulation models, atmospheric weather models, turbulence, air pollution, and climate research. "An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves" provides readers with a working background of the fundamental physics and mathematics of gravity waves, and introduces a wide variety of applications and numerous recent advances. Nappo provides a concise volume on gravity waves with a lucid discussion of current observational techniques and instrumentation. An accompanying CD-ROM contains real data, computer codes for data analysis, and linear gravity wave models to further enhance the reader's understanding of the book's material. Foreword is written by Prof. George Chimonas, a renowned expert on the interactions of gravity waves with turbulence. CD containing real data, computer codes for data analysis and linear gravity wave models is included with the text.


1. Fundamentals 2. The Linear Theory 3. Terrain-Generated Gravity Waves 4. Ducted Gravity Waves 5. Gravity Wave Energetics 6. Waves and Turbulence 7. The Parameterization of Wave Stress 8. Observational Techniques 9. Data Analyses and Numerical Methods Appendix A: The Hydrostatic Atmosphere Appendix B: Computer Codes and Data on CD-ROM

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