Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes (International Geophysics Series Volume 66)
|von L. H. Kantha|
From Book News, Inc. Kantha (University of Colorado) and Clayson (Purdue) summarize present approaches to numerically modeling circulation in mid-latitude and high latitude oceans. This special case of computational fluid dynamics involves solutions of a coupled set of nonlinear partial differential equations governing the time-dependent behavior of properties of a fluid flowing in three-dimensional space and acted upon by various forces. Individual chapters treat barotropic, quasi- geostrophic, layered, level, isopycnal, sigma-coordinate and coupled models. Topics related to subgrid-scale processes are covered separately in Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Flows.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
the Foreword by Kirk Bryan This book...draws from many sources and an extensive background and experience in modeling to provide an understandable teaching tool and guide for research."
Kurzbeschreibung Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes is a survey of the current state of knowledge in this field. It brings together a discussion of salient oceanic dynamics and processes, numerical solution methods, and ocean models to provide a comprehensive treatment of the topic.
This comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field will be of interest to oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, and climatologists. While some prior knowledge of oceans and numerical modeling is helpful, the book...
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