The Resource Nonlinear physical oceanography : a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño, by Henk A. Dijkstra

Nonlinear physical oceanography : a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño, by Henk A. Dijkstra

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Nonlinear physical oceanography : a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño
Title
Nonlinear physical oceanography
Title remainder
a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño
Statement of responsibility
by Henk A. Dijkstra
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, methodology of dynamical systems theory is applied to investigate the physics of the global ocean circulation. Topics include the dynamics of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean, the stability of the thermohaline circulation and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon in the Tropical Pacific. On the other hand, the book also deals with the numerical methods to apply bifurcation analysis on large dimensional dynamical systems, with thousands or more degrees of freedom, which arise through discretization of ocean models. The novel approach to understand the phenomena of climate variability is through a systematic analysis within a hierarchy of models using these techniques
  • In this way, an excellent overview is obtained of the relations between the results of the different models within the hierarchy. Mechanistic description of the physics of the results is provided and, where possible, links with results of state-of-the-art models and observations are sought. The reader is expected to have a background in basic incompressible fluid dynamics and applied mathematics, although the level of the text is mixed and sometimes quite introductory. Each of the chapters is rather self-contained and many details of derivations are provided
  • The book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in meteorology, oceanography and related fields who are interested in tackling fundamental problems in dynamical oceanography and climate dynamics."--Jacket
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DLC
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Dijkstra, Henk A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
GC228.5
LC item number
.D55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean circulation
  • Differentiable dynamical systems
  • Differentiable dynamical systems
  • Mathematical models
  • Ocean circulation
  • Physik
  • Meeresströmung
  • El-Niño-Phänomen
  • Dynamisches System
  • El Niño Current
  • Pacific Ocean
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Nonlinear physical oceanography : a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño, by Henk A. Dijkstra
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Background material
  • A dynamical system point of view
  • Numerical techniques
  • The wind-driven ocean circulation
  • The thermohaline ocean circulation
  • The dynamics and physics of ENSO
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 456 pages
Isbn
9780792365228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44681899
  • (OCoLC)ocm44681899
Label
Nonlinear physical oceanography : a dynamical systems approach to the large scale ocean circulation and El Niño, by Henk A. Dijkstra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Background material
  • A dynamical system point of view
  • Numerical techniques
  • The wind-driven ocean circulation
  • The thermohaline ocean circulation
  • The dynamics and physics of ENSO
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 456 pages
Isbn
9780792365228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44681899
  • (OCoLC)ocm44681899

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