Geophysical fluids, as considered here, mean the fluids in which the dynamics of the earth’s rotation, that is, the Coriolis force and gravitational force, play very important roles. These properties distinguish them from general fluids and make them unique in the field of fluid dynamics.


Rossby Wave Boussinesq Approximation Zonal Circulation Double Diffusive Convection General Fluid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huijun Yang
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  1. 1.Geophysical Fluid Dynamics InstituteThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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