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Published by Springer Netherlands in Dordrecht .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mechanics,
  • Meteorology,
  • Oceanography,
  • Geography

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Studies of convection in geophysical flows constitute an advanced and rapidly developing area of research that is relevant to problems of the natural environment. During the last decade, significant progress has been achieved in the field as a result of both experimental studies and numerical modelling. This led to the principal revision of the widely held view on buoyancy-driven turbulent flows comprising an organised mean component with superimposed chaotic turbulence. An intermediate type of motion, represented by coherent structures, has been found to play a key role in geophysical boundary layers and in larger scale atmospheric and hydrospheric circulations driven by buoyant forcing. New aspects of the interaction between convective motions and rotation have recently been discovered and investigated. Extensive experimental data have also been collected on the role of convection in cloud dynamics and microphysics. New theoretical concepts and approaches have been outlined regarding scaling and parameterization of physical processes in buoyancy-driven geophysical flows. The book summarizes interdisciplinary studies of buoyancy effects in different media (atmosphere and hydrosphere) over a wide range of scales (small scale phenomena in unstably stratified and convectively mixed layers to deep convection in the atmosphere and ocean), by different research methods (field measurements, laboratory simulations, numerical modelling), and within a variety of application areas (dispersion of pollutants, weather forecasting, hazardous phenomena associated with buoyant forcing).

Edition Notes

Other titlesProceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 17-27 March 1997
Statementedited by E. J. Plate, E. E. Fedorovich, D. X. Viegas, J. C. Wyngaard
SeriesNATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences -- 513, NATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences -- 513
ContributionsFedorovich, E. E., Viegas, D. X., Wyngaard, J. C.
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (ix, 491 p.)
Number of Pages491
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27022586M
ISBN 109401061254, 9401150583
ISBN 109789401061254, 9789401150583
OCLC/WorldCa851367581

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New theoretical concepts and approaches have been outlined regarding scaling and parameterization of physical processes in buoyancy-driven geophysical flows. The book summarizes interdisciplinary studies of buoyancy effects in different media (atmosphere and hydrosphere) over a wide range of scales (small scale phenomena in unstably stratified and convectively mixed layers to deep convection . Buoyant Convection in Geophysical Flows Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Pforzheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, March av Erich J Plate, E E Fedorovich, Domingos X Viegas, John C Wyngaard. Buoyant Convection in Geophysical Flows by Erich J. Plate, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Buoyant Convection in Geophysical Flows. of physical processes in buoyancy-driven geophysical flows. The book summarizes interdisciplinary studies of buoyancy effects in different media.

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In the vicinity of h we isolate a thin layer with the depth δh. Then we approximate the velocity gradient across this layer with Δuh/δ, and the increment of the. x component of momentum flux with the linear function Δu Dh Dt hz h. − δ, multiply them, and carry out the integration over the layer δh. Geophysical boundary layers are considered, taking into account the atmospheric boundary layer, the ocean surface layer, and aspects of pollutant plume dispersion in the surface layer. It is pointed out that the first kilometer of the atmosphere approximates to a boundary layer, whose external stream is the high-altitude wind and whose study is. Today, buoyant convection in geophysical flows is an advanced and still-developing area of research relevant to problems of the natural environment. During the last decade, significant progress has been achieved through experimental studies, both in nature and in the laboratory, and through large-eddy and direct numerical simulations. Book description. The phenomena treated in this book all depend on the action of gravity on small density differences in a non-rotating fluid. The author gives a connected account of the various motions which can be driven or influenced by buoyancy forces in a stratified fluid, including internal waves, turbulent shear flows and buoyant imeldaclyde.com: J. S. Turner.