Environmental Stratified Flows

  • Roger Grimshaw

Part of the Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics book series (EFMS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Roger Grimshaw
    Pages 1-27
  3. Peter Holloway, Efim Pelinovsky, Tatiana Talipova
    Pages 29-60
  4. James W. Rottman, Roger Grimshaw
    Pages 61-88
  5. James W. Rottman, P. F. Linden
    Pages 89-117
  6. Ronald B. Smith
    Pages 119-159
  7. H. J. S. Fernando
    Pages 161-189
  8. Don L. Boyer, Andjelka Srdic-Mitrovic
    Pages 190-222
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 282-283

About this book


The dynamics of flows in density-stratified fluids has been and remains now an important topic for scientific enquiry. Such flows arise in many contexts, ranging from industrial settings to the oceanic and atmospheric environments. It is the latter topic which is the focus of this book. Both the ocean and atmosphere are characterised by the basic vertical density stratification, and this feature can affect the dynamics on all scales ranging from the micro-scale to the planetary scale. The aim of this book is to provide a “state-of-the-art” account of stratified flows as they are relevant to the ocean and atmosphere with a primary focus on meso-scale phenomena; that is, on phenomena whose time and space scales are such that the density stratification is a dominant effect, so that frictional and diffusive effects on the one hand and the effects of the earth’s rotation on the other hand can be regarded as of less importance. This in turn leads to an emphasis on internal waves.


Coast Ocean Oceanography Tide atmosphere fluid dynamics marine spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Grimshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7605-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48024-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6961
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