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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Vladimir Zeitlin


The book explains the key notions and fundamental processes in the dynamics of the fluid envelopes of the Earth (transposable to other planets), and methods of their analysis, from the unifying viewpoint of rotating shallow-water model (RSW). The model, in its one- or two-layer versions, plays a distinguished role in geophysical fluid dynamics, having been used for around a century for conceptual understanding of various phenomena, for elaboration of approaches and methods, to be applied later in more complete models, for development and testing of numerical codes and schemes of data assimilat ... More

Keywords: geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric and oceanic modelling, rotating shallow water, oceanic and atmospheric waves, atmospheric and oceanic vortices, instabilities in geophysical flows, turbulence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vladimir Zeitlin, author
Professor, University P. and M. Curie (now Sorbonne University) and École Normal Supérieure

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