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Turbulence in the Atmosphere

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  • Date Published: March 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108445672

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  • Based on his over forty years of research and teaching, John C. Wyngaard's textbook is an excellent up-to-date introduction to turbulence in the atmosphere and in engineering flows for advanced students, and a reference work for researchers in the atmospheric sciences. Part I introduces the concepts and equations of turbulence. It includes a rigorous introduction to the principal types of numerical modeling of turbulent flows. Part II describes turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. Part III covers the foundations of the statistical representation of turbulence and includes illustrative examples of stochastic problems that can be solved analytically. The book treats atmospheric and engineering turbulence in a unified way, gives clear explanation of the fundamental concepts of modeling turbulence, and has an up-to-date treatment of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. Student exercises are included at the ends of chapters, and worked solutions are available online for use by course instructors.

    • Treats atmospheric and engineering turbulence in a unified way, presenting a complete picture of turbulence
    • Covers the fundamental concepts of the two main types of numerical modeling of turbulent flows, enhancing understanding of primary tools in turbulence field theory
    • Provides an up-to-date treatment of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer, central to key application areas used in atmospheric science today
    • Includes student exercises for each chapter, and worked solutions online for instructors
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    "...the exposition in Turbulence in the Atmosphere is systematic, clear, and self-contained. ... The author presents numerous problems, both qualitative and quantitative, at the end of each section, so the book could function well as a text for a course ... Wyngaard's accessible treatment of difficult topics also makes the book a useful reference. The author clearly enjoys the subject and the book is enjoyable to read." - Physics Today

    "Wyngaard writes very clearly.... I would recommend this excellent introduction to anyone who wishes to gain an overview of atmospheric turbulence." - Dale Hess, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, May 2011

    “..It seems to me that the book should be included in the library of every researcher in the field.” – Mario Bertolotti, Contemporary Physics, March 2011

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108445672
    • length: 405 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. A Grammar of Turbulence:
    1. Introduction
    2. Getting to know turbulence
    3. Equations for averaged variables
    4. Turbulent fluxes
    5. Conservation equations for covariances
    6. Large-eddy dynamics, the energy cascade, and large-eddy simulation
    7. Kolmogrov scaling, its extensions, and two-dimensional turbulence
    Part II. Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer:
    8. The equations of atmospheric turbulence
    9. The atmospheric boundary layer
    10. The atmospheric surface layer
    11. The convective boundary layer
    12. The stable boundary layer
    Part III. Statistical Representation of Turbulence:
    13. Probability densities and distributions
    14. Isotropic tensors
    15. Covariances, autocorrelations, and spectra
    16. Statistics in turbulence analysis

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    John C. Wyngaard, Pennsylvania State University
    John C. Wyngaard's experience in turbulence research and teaching spans the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, the Wave Propagation Laboratory of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, where he developed a sequence of courses on turbulence. This book is based on those courses. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers covering theoretical, observational, and numerical modeling aspects of engineering and geophysical turbulence.

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