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An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves

  • 1st Edition, Volume 102 - August 26, 2002
  • Author: Carmen J. Nappo
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 9 1 6 6 - 0

Gravity waves exist in all types of geophysical fluids, such as lakes, oceans, and atmospheres. They play an important role in redistributing energy at disturbances, such as mo… Read more

An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves

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Gravity waves exist in all types of geophysical fluids, such as lakes, oceans, and atmospheres. They play an important role in redistributing energy at disturbances, such as mountains or seamounts and they are routinely studied in meteorology and oceanography, particularly simulation models, atmospheric weather models, turbulence, air pollution, and climate research.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Gravity Waves provides readers with a working background of the fundamental physics and mathematics of gravity waves, and introduces a wide variety of applications and numerous recent advances. Nappo provides a concise volume on gravity waves with a lucid discussion of current observational techniques and instrumentation.

Foreword is written by Prof. George Chimonas, a renowned expert on the interactions of gravity waves with turbulence.