This monograph creates a systematic interpretation of the theoretical and the most actual experimental aspects of the internal wave dynamics in the ocean. Firstly, it draws attention to the important physical effects from an oceanographical point of view which are presented in mathematical descriptions. Secondly, the book serves as an introduction to the range of modern ideas and the methods in the study of wave processes in dispersive media. The book is meant for specialists in physics of the ocean, oceanography, geophysics, hydroacoustics.
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Principles of Thermohydrodynamic Description of Internal Gravity Waves in the Ocean. 1. Brief Information about Oceanic Thermohydrodynamics. 2. Equations of the Theory of Internal Waves. Part II: Linear Theory of Internal Waves. 3. Linear Theory of Propagation of Internal Waves in the Undisturbed Horizontally Homogeneous Ocean. 4. Shear Flow Influence on Internal Waves Propagation. 5. Propagation of Internal Waves in Horizontally Inhomogeneous Ocean. 6. Basic Sources of Internal Waves Generation in the Ocean. Part III: Nonlinear Theory of Internal Waves. 7. Hamiltonian Formalism for the Description of Oceanic Internal Waves. 8. Long Weakly Nonlinear Internal Waves. 9. Propagation of Weakly Nonlinear Internal Wave Packets in the Ocean. 10. Resonant Interactions of Wave Triads and Kinetic Equation for Oceanic Internal Waves' Spectrum. Part IV: Some Information on Internal Wave Observations in the Ocean. 11. On Statistical Description of Natural Internal Waves Data. 12. Basic Experimental Facts of Internal Waves' Behaviour in the Ocean. References. Author Index. Topic Index.
'This is a book that oceanographers (and meteorologists) concerned with internal waves will like to have on their bookshelves. It would also be valuable as a text for a graduate course, or for researcher wishing to start in this field...I enjoyed reading this text, and will continue to use it.' Journal of Geophysical, Astrophysical and Fluid Dynamics, 96:1 (2002) 'It is probable that here we may have a new classic in the field... Dynamics of Internal gravity Waves in the Ocean should be in the library of every fluid dynamicist and dynamical oceanographer or meteorologist.' Applied Mechanics Review, July 2002