© 2002

Applied Turbulence Modelling in Marine Waters


Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 29-96
  4. Pages 97-110
  5. Pages 111-115
  6. Pages 117-134
  7. Pages 179-183
  8. Pages 185-192
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-215

About this book


This book gives an overview of statistical turbulence modelling with applications to oceanography and limnology. It discusses how these models can be derived from the Naiver-Stokes equations and how step by step simplications result in models applicable to numerical simulations for realistic solutions. Possibilities for considering additional effects such as breaking surface waves and Langmuir circulation are discussed. Relevant methods for the numerical discretisation of the turbulence models are presented. Results from one -dimensional simulations are shown for various oceanic and limnic water column studies. The integration of these turbulence models in three-dimensional models are some selected results are also given.


Navier-Stokes equation Ocean Oceanography Turbulence modelling marine numerical methods ocean circulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. for Physical Oceanography and InstrumentationBaltic Sea Research Institute WarnemuendeRostock-WarnemuendeGermany

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From the reviews:

"The text is concise, clearly written and presents an excellent overview of the current state of research on marine turbulence problems. … In summary this is a well-balanced book and a must for those interested in the field. … This book will be of interest to oceanographers, particularly those interested in ocean physics. The detailed discussions of advanced turbulence problems should make it of interest to theoretical geophysicists in general." (Andrzej Icha, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 165, 2008)