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Atmosphere: Ocean Dynamics

By: AE Gill

662 pages, Figs, b/w photos

Academic Press

Paperback | Dec 1982 | #30707 | ISBN: 0122835220
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About this book

Looks at how atmospheric and oceanic circulations are driven by solar energy, and covers the study of observed distributions of physical qualities, including temperature. Basic hydrostatics and thermodynamics are also considered.


Contents

How the Ocean--Atmosphere System Is Driven. Transfer of Properties between Atmosphere and Ocean. Properties of a Fluid at Rest. Equations Satisfied by a Moving Fluid. Adjustment under Gravity in a Nonrotating System. Adjustment under Gravity of a Density-Stratified Fluid. Effect of Rotation. Gravity Waves in a Rotating Fluid. Forced Motion. Effects of Side Boundaries. The Tropics. Mid-Latitudes. Instabilities, Fronts, and the General Circulation. Units and Their SI Equivalents. Useful Values. Properties of Seawater. Properties of Moist Air. A List of Atlases and Data Sources. References. Index.


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