© 1992

Rotating Fluids in Geophysical and Industrial Applications

  • E. J. Hopfinger

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 329)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. J. Hopfinger
      Pages 3-12
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. E. J. Hopfinger
      Pages 15-25
    3. M. Mory
      Pages 27-45
  4. Instabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. P. F. Linden
      Pages 85-98
    3. P. F. Linden
      Pages 99-123
  5. Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. M. Mory
      Pages 175-184
  6. Vortex Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. D. W. Moore
      Pages 217-257
    3. M. Mory, A. Spohn
      Pages 301-312
  7. Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313

About this book


The volume presents a comprehensive overview of rotation effects on fluid behavior, emphasizing non-linear processes. The subject is introduced by giving a range of examples of rotating fluids encountered in geophysics and engineering. This is then followed by a discussion of the relevant scales and parameters of rotating flow, and an introduction to geostrophic balance and vorticity concepts. There are few books on rotating fluids and this volume is, therefore, a welcome addition. It is the first volume which contains a unified view of turbulence in rotating fluids, instability and vortex dynamics. Some aspects of wave motions covered here are not found elsewhere.


behavior dynamics geophysics physics stability turbulence wave

Editors and affiliations

  • E. J. Hopfinger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Grenoble and CNRSFrance

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