The atmosphere and ocean are two of the most important components of the climate system, and fluid dynamics is central to our understanding of both This book provides a unified and comprehensive treatment of the field that blends classical results with modern interpretations It takes the reader seamlessly from the basics to the frontiers of knowledge, from the equations of motion to modern theories of the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean These concepts are illustrated throughout the book with observations and numerical examples As well as updating existing chapters, this full color second edition includes new chapters on tropical dynamics, El Nio, the stratosphere and gravity waves Supplementary resources are provided online, including figures from the book and problem sets, making this new edition an ideal resource for students in the atmospheric, oceanic and climate sciences, as well as in applied mathematics and engineering....
|Title||:||Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation|
|Number of Pages||:||287 Pages|
|File Size||:||564 KB|
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Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-Scale Circulation Reviews
The material is difficult by nature but Vallis does an excellent job of curating the most important ideas in this textbook. It's essentially three GFD textbooks bound together as one!
This book is easy to follow if you have a base knowledge of fluid dynamics, the material seems to be well organized for a beginner. I certainly don't claim to be an expert on this material, but this book is very helpful.
Geoff Vallis has written what is now the standard text for geophysical fluid dynamics. It has already become a classic.
This is not a good source for geophysical fluid mechanics principals. It makes a complicated field even more confusing and complicated than it really is.
Being into a PhD in atmospheric sciences for two years, I have been reading this book again and again. I find it more and more useful when I have difficulty in understanding papers and have to return to this book. At the beginning of learning geophysical fluid dynamics, I find this book to be lengthy and hard to follow. But now when I have developed a general idea on GFD, I find it really useful to have a book which has everything (well, almost) in it.
I have been very impressed with the this excellent textbook. I started reading a pre-print of it at a point in time when I had not yet studied any fluid dynamics, oceanography, or atmospheric science. Despite this, I was able to follow the author's clear exposition as he introduced the fundamentals of GFD. Throughout the book, he does a good job combining descriptive explanations of the phenomena he discusses with physical intuition and mathematical derivations of the necessary equations. But Vallis does much more than just introduce readers to atmospheric and oceanic dynamics; he also conveys the fascination of the subject and gives the reader insights into further research required to improve our understanding of it.
Geoffrey Vallis has produced a book on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) that ingeniously is both, a lucid introductory text and an encyclopedia.
this book has the potential to become the Textbook for modern topics in GFD. you will still need Gill's, Pedlosky's GFD, and Holton's to give you a complete classical training. After that, there are no lack of more modern approaches such as this book, McWilliams', and Salmon's. combined with the great price, what more can one ask!?