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Marine Turbulence
Theories, Observations, and Models

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521153720

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  • Intended for analyzing marine turbulence and mixing processes, this comprehensive overview of measurement techniques and theories includes a CD-ROM containing source codes of global turbulence models and observational data. Fifty-three professional contributors provide a comprehensive source of information for students and scientists in oceanography, hydrology, limnology, and meteorology, as well as marine, naval and civil engineers.

    • Includes free website with model source codes and observational data sets from around the world
    • Comprehensive overview of techniques
    • Covers all major water bodies - both marine and non-marine
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521153720
    • length: 654 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Joel H. Ferviger - Obituary
    Part I. On the Physics of Turbulence
    1. Prologue
    2. Turbulence: its origins and structure
    3. A novel two-equation turbulence closure for high Reynolds numbers: homogenous stratified shear layers
    4. A novel two-equation turbulence closure for high Reynolds numbers: spatially non-uniform turbulence
    5. on some analogies between high-Reynolds-number turbulence and a vortex gas for a simple flow configuration
    6. A spectral-closure model for turbulent flows with stable stratification
    7. Intermittency
    8. Horizontal mixing processes
    9. Epilogue
    Part II. Observational Methods
    10. Prologue
    11. Horizontal and vertical turbulence profilers
    12. Microstructure sensors
    13. Optical sensors
    14. Dissipation measurement: theory
    15. Acoustic Doppler techniques
    16. Validation of microstructure-based diffusivity estimates using tracers in lakes and oceans
    17. Other methods and approaches
    18. Epilogue
    Part III. Numerical and Computational Methods
    19. Prologue
    20. Direct and large-eddy simulation of turbulence
    21. Marine-turbulence modeling using data assimilation
    22. A generic transport equation for the length scale in turbulent flows
    23. Some numerical aspects of turbulence-closure models
    24. How to do random walk right in eddy-viscosity models
    25. The GOTM modeling system
    26. Coupling of the GOTM turbulence module to some three-dimensional ocean models
    27. Epilogue
    Part IV. Boundary Layers
    28. Prologue
    29. The surface mixed layer: an overview
    30. The near-surface boundary layer
    31. Modeling turbulence generation by breaking waves
    32. Langmuir circulation
    33. Near-bottom boundary layers
    34. Equatorial turbulence
    35. The effect of rotation on convective boundary-layer turbulence
    36. Epilogue
    Part V. Estuaries, Fjords, and Lakes:
    37. Prologue
    38. Turbulence in a swift tidal channel with weak stratification
    39. Partially mixed estuaries: the Hudson River
    40. Turbulence measurements in highly stratified estuaries
    41. Turbulence measurements in fjords
    42. Turbulence and mixing regimes specific to lakes
    43. Epilogue
    Part VI. Shelf Seas and the Shelf Edge:
    44. Prologue
    45. The near-shore region
    46. The four shelf-sea regimes
    47. The doubly stratified regime: turbulence closures for an OGCM of the Baltic Sea
    48. The shelf edge: internal waves
    49. Epilogue
    Part VII. Large-Scale Processes
    50. Prologue
    51. Routes to dissipation in the ocean: the two-dimensional/three-dimensional turbulence conundrum
    52. From mixing to geostrophy: geostrophic turbulence in atmospheres, oceans, and the laboratory
    53. Geostrophic eddies: an overview of their effects and parameterizations in ocean models
    54. Vortex dynamics and turbulent lateral heat transport
    55. Subgrid- and supergird-scale parameterization of turbulence in quasi-two-dimensional barotropic flows and phenomenon of negative viscosity
    Energy spectra and zonal flows on the β-plane, on a rotating sphere, and on giant planets
    57. Vortex dynamics and β-plane turbulence
    58. On the role of eddy mixing in the transport of zonal ocean currents
    59. Passive scalars in two-dimensional and quasi-geostrophic turbulence
    60. Epilogue
    Part VIII. The CD-ROM: Data Sets and Numerical Codes:
    61. Prologue
    62. Model codes
    63. Data sets
    64. Epilogue

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    John Simpson, University of Wales, Bangor

    Jürgen Sündermann, Universität Hamburg

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