All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Physical Sciences  Physics

Waves and Mean Flows

Out of Print
By: Oliver Buhler(Author)
370 pages, 10 b/w photos, 25 illustrations
Waves and Mean Flows
Click to have a closer look
  • Waves and Mean Flows ISBN: 9780521866361 Hardback Aug 2009 Out of Print #181303
About this book Contents Biography Related titles

About this book

Interactions between waves and mean flows play a crucial role in understanding the long-term aspects of atmospheric and oceanographic modelling. Indeed, our ability to predict climate change hinges on our ability to model waves accurately.

Waves and Mean Flows gives a modern account of the nonlinear interactions between waves and mean flows such as shear flows and vortices. A detailed account of the theory of linear dispersive waves in moving media is followed by a thorough introduction to classical wave-mean interaction theory. The author then extends the scope of the classical theory and lifts its restriction to zonally symmetric mean flows.

Waves and Mean Flows is a fundamental reference for graduate students and researchers in fluid mechanics, and can be used as a text for advanced courses; it will also be appreciated by geophysicists and physicists who need an introduction to this important area in fundamental fluid dynamics and atmosphere-ocean science.



Part I. Fluid Dynamics and Waves
1. Elements of fluid dynamics
2. Linear waves
3. Geometric wave theory
4. Dispersive waves and ray tracing

Part II. Wave-Mean Interaction Theory
5. Zonally symmetric wave-mean interaction theory
6. Internal gravity waves
7. Shear flows
8. Three-dimensional rotating flow
9. Rossby waves and balanced dynamics
10. Lagrangian-mean theory
11. Zonally symmetric GLM theory

Part III. Waves and Vortices
12. A framework for local interactions
13. Wave-driven vortex dynamics on beaches
14. Wave refraction by vortices


Customer Reviews


Oliver Buhler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

Out of Print
By: Oliver Buhler(Author)
370 pages, 10 b/w photos, 25 illustrations
Media reviews

"Buhler's well-organized textbook is excellent in all the most important ways [...] Waves and Mean Flows presents its readers with a clearly written text that is comfortable to read."
- Physics Today

Current promotions
British WildlifeoupNest Box Price List 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue