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Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere

Series: International Geophysics Series Volume: 47

By: RA Brown

453 pages, Illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Mar 1991 | #11068 | ISBN: 0121370402
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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. It stresses vorticity, principles of scaling, and turbulence. It is extensively illustrated. It includes end-of-chapter summaries and problem sets. It is been classroom tested for five years.


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.

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