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Main Title Dynamics of Vortex Structures in a Stratified Rotating Fluid [electronic resource] /
Author Sokolovskiy, Mikhail A.
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Author Title of a Work
Verron, Jacques.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9783319007892
Subjects Geography. ; Oceanography. ; Environmental sciences.
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Collation XII, 382 p. 256 illus., 179 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Introductory Chapter -- Dynamics of Discrete Vortices -- Dynamics of Finite-core Vortices -- The Concluding Chapter. This book presents an extensive analysis of the dynamics of discrete and distributed baroclinic vortices in a multi-layer fluid that characterizes the main features of the large and mesoscales dynamics of the atmosphere and the ocean. It widely covers the case of hetonic situations as well as the case of intrathermocline vortices that are familiar in oceanographic and of recognized importance for heat and mass transfers. Extensive typology of such baroclinic eddies is made and analysed with the help of theoretical development and numerical computations. As a whole it gives an overview and synthesis of all the many situations that can be encountered based on the long history of the theory of vortex motion and on many new situations. It gives a renewed insight on the extraordinary richness of vortex dynamics and open the way for new theoretical, observational and experimental advances. This volume is of interest to experts in physical oceanography, meteorology, hydrodynamics, dynamic systems, involved in theoretical, experimental and applied research and lecturers, post-graduate students, and students in these fields.