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Noninertial Theory of Ocean Circulation

Rick Salmon

in Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195108088
eISBN:
9780197561034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195108088.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

This third chapter represents both a change in topic and a change in viewpoint. In chapter 2, we mainly considered the free (that is, unforced) motions of an ideal, horizontally unbounded fluid in ... More


The Planetary Boundary Layer

Eric B. Kraus and Joost A. Businger

in Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195066180
eISBN:
9780197560204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195066180.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The term planetary boundary layer (PBL) is often used as a synonym for the Ekman layer (i.e., for the region in which the convergence of the vertical flux of momentum is of the same order as the ... More


Other Layers

Jean-Yves Chemin, Benoit Desjardins, Isabelle Gallagher, and Emmanuel Grenier

in Mathematical Geophysics: An introduction to rotating fluids and the Navier-Stokes equations

Published in print:
2006
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780198571339
eISBN:
9780191916748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198571339.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

Note that Ω=Ω×[0, 1] is a particular case where the boundary layers are purely horizontal or purely vertical. In the general case of an open domain Ω, the ... More


Large-Scale Forcing by Sea Surface Buoyancy Fluxes

Eric B. Kraus and Joost A. Businger

in Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195066180
eISBN:
9780197560204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195066180.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

This chapter deals with convective fluxes of sensible heat, moisture, and salinity that originate at the sea surface. In Section 8.1 we consider the relative influence of oceanic and atmospheric ... More


Basic Concepts

Eric B. Kraus and Joost A. Businger

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195066180
eISBN:
9780197560204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195066180.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Both Cartesian tensor and vector notation will be used in this text. The notation xi means the i-component of the vector x = (x1 x2, x3). When used in the argument of a function [e.g., f(xi)], xi, ... More


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