Essentials of Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics


August 10, 2018

Essential of Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Mechanics is an introductory book written for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It differs from its parent book, Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, in two ways.

  • It is much shorter: many advanced or inessential sections are omitted.
  • The explanations are simplified where possible.
It is written for students (and scientists) who want an introduction to the subject but who don't want all the gory detail. It is meant to be accessible to non-specialists and will be suitable for students who will not necessarily go on to become dynamicists. It could be used as a text for 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or as a first course in graduate school.

It differs from other books at this level in both style and content: as well as very basic material it includes some elementary introductions to a few 'advanced' topics, such as the geostrophic turbulence and the Transformed Eulerian Mean, and it also includes material on the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean. The advanced topics could easily be omitted for a first course.


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What's next

The book is now finished and in production at Cambridge University Press. It will be available in January 2019, ISBN: 9781107588431

The CUP website for the book is here.