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Theoretical developments in ocean circulation theory

Joseph Pedlosky

Theoretical developments in ocean circulation theory

by Joseph Pedlosky

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Published by Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche Istituto biologia del mare, Istituto studio dinamica delle grandi masse, Istituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti in Venice .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean circulation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-89).

    StatementJoseph Pedlosky.
    SeriesEnvironmental dynamics series ;, 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGC228.5 .P43 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1302771M
    LC Control Number92168992

    Mounting evidence that human activities are substantially modifying the Earth's climate brings a new imperative to the study of the ocean's large-scale circulation. This textbook provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the theory of large-scale ocean circulation, as it . analytical or numerical model. A certain theoretical model predicts a steady-state circulation, the temporal development of a flow, or perhaps an instability. Ap-paratus is designed to match the conditions of the the-ory in so far as possible, and, as often as not, the theory is modified to conform to the limitations of the exper-iment.

      The classic theory for the interaction of surface gravity waves and the general ocean circulation entails the so‐called wave radiation stress terms in the phase‐averaged momentum equation. The equations of motion are for the combined Eulerian current and Stokes drift. III: Global Problems.- 8. General Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean.- General Circulation of the Atmosphere.- Similarity Theory for the Circulation of Planetary Atmospheres.- Numerical Models of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere.- Circulation of the World Ocean.- Eddy-Resolving Models.- 9. Theory of Climate.-

    6. Ocean Circulation ( Weeks) Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation Western Boundary Currents Antarctic Circumpolar Current The Meridional Overturning Circulation Theories of the Thermocline The pressure distribution of the ocean 7. Forcing (1 Week) Air-sea exchanges of sensible & latent heat, momentum, energy Radiation forcing (shortwave=solar and. Ocean circulation, and the geophysical fluid dynamical principles that underpin it, are subjects taught at graduate level in many Earth science, oceanography, and atmospheric sciences departments. Ocean circulation is driven and regulated by interaction with the atmosphere (wind), by tidal dissipation, and by regional differences in the.


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