Adiabatic Invariants in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics: Adiabatic Invariants and Their Use

Adiabatic Invariants in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics: Adiabatic Invariants and Their Use

By: Michael V. Kurgansky (author)Hardback

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This book deals with the main principles of large-scale atmospheric dynamics on the basis of adiabatic motion constants. It can be considered as an introduction to the theory of quasi two-dimensional fluid motion concentrating primarily on nearly horizontal fluid parcel displacements in a stably stratified compressible fluid. A thorough mathematical treatment of the governing equations is coupled with a clear interpretation of the phenomena studied and accompanied by examples of real meteorological data analysis. Topics include a complete set of compressible fluid dynamic equations along with a survey on fluid dynamical conservation laws used in meteorology and atmospheric physics; the derivation of two-dimensional atmospheric models; large-scale flows; isentropic analysis of large-scale atmospheric processes; and the principles of kinetic energy sinks and their relation to the energy balance in the atmosphere.

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Contents

Preface. Introduction. Equations of Motion and Conservation Laws. Reduced Equations of Atmospheric Dynamics. Hydrodynamic Instability of Conservative Motions. Isentropic Analysis of Large-scale Processes. Dissipative Processes in the Atmosphere. Reference. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/09/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415284158
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780415284158
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 0415284155

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