© 1987

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 1-21
  3. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 22-56
  4. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 57-178
  5. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 179-253
  6. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 490-623
  7. Joseph Pedlosky
    Pages 624-688
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 689-710

About this book


This second edition of the widely acclaimed Geophysical Fluid Dynamics by Joseph Pedlosky offers the reader a high-level, unified treatment of the theory of the dynamics of large-scale motions of the oceans and atmosphere. Revised and updated, it includes expanded discussions of * the fundamentals of geostrophic turbulence * the theory of wave-mean flow interaction * thermocline theory * finite amplitude barocline instability.


Geophysics atmosphere dynamics flow fluid dynamics geophysics ocean Scale stability turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

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From the reviews
"The author has done a masterful job in presenting the theory with the necessary mathematical foundation, while keeping the physical aspects in clear view ... it is an outstanding introduction to a complex and important subject." (GEOPHYSICS)