Wave Packets and Their Bifurcations in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

  • Huijun Yang

Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Huijun Yang
    Pages 1-8
  3. Huijun Yang
    Pages 9-48
  4. Huijun Yang
    Pages 111-152
  5. Huijun Yang
    Pages 153-180
  6. Huijun Yang
    Pages 215-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-249

About this book


The material in this book is based predominantly on my recent work. It is the first monograph on the subject, though some support material may overlap other monographs. The investigation of wave packets and their bi­ furcations is very interesting, and useful theoretically and in practice, not only in geophysical fluid dynamics, which is the field to which the theory is being applied here, but also in other fields in mathematics and the natural sciences. I hope that the applied mathematician will find reading this book worthwhile, especially the material on the behavior of highly nonlinear dy­ namic systems. However, it is my belief that applying the concepts and methods developed here to other fields will be both interesting and con­ structive, since there are numerous phenomena in other areas of physics that share the characteristics of those in geophysical fluid dynamics. The theory developed here provides an effective tool to investigate the structure and the structural changes of dynamic systems in physics. Applications of the theory in geophysical fluid dynamics are an example of its usefulness and effectiveness. Some of the results presented here give us more insight into the nature of geophysical fluids. Moreover, the material is presented systematically and developmentally. Necessary basic knowledge is provided to make the book more readable for graduate students and researchers in such fields as applied mathematics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric sciences, and physical oceanogra­ phy.


Meteorology Ocean Oceanography fluid dynamics hydrodynamics spheric

Authors and affiliations

  • Huijun Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical Fluid Dynamics InstituteThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3093-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4381-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-5452
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