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Turbulence in Rotating, Stratified and Electrically Conducting Fluids

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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107026865

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  • There are two recurring themes in astrophysical and geophysical fluid mechanics: waves and turbulence. This book investigates how turbulence responds to rotation, stratification or magnetic fields, identifying common themes, where they exist, as well as the essential differences which inevitably arise between different classes of flow. The discussion is developed from first principles, making the book suitable for graduate students as well as professional researchers. The author focuses first on the fundamentals and then progresses to such topics as the atmospheric boundary layer, turbulence in the upper atmosphere, turbulence in the core of the earth, zonal winds in the giant planets, turbulence within the interior of the sun, the solar wind, and turbulent flows in accretion discs. The book will appeal to engineers, geophysicists, astrophysicists and applied mathematicians who are interested in naturally occurring turbulent flows.

    • Will appeal to researchers across the sciences with an interest in turbulent flows
    • Develops the subject from first principles, starting with chapters on the theory of rotating fluids, stratified flows and magnetohydrodynamics
    • Suitable for graduate students as well as researchers
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107026865
    • length: 695 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.56kg
    • contains: 220 b/w illus. 65 colour illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. The interplay of waves and turbulence: a preview
    Part I. From Fluid Mechanics to Magnetohydrodynamics:
    2. Elementary fluid dynamics
    3. Motion in a rotating fluid
    4. Motion in a stratified fluid
    5. The equations of electrodynamics
    6. Motion in a conducting fluid: magnetohydrodynamics
    7. Instabilities and transition to turbulence
    Part II. Turbulence in the Absence of Body Forces:
    8. Elementary properties of turbulence
    9. The language of turbulence: kinematics and statistics
    10. Hydrodynamic turbulence I. Classical theories
    11. Hydrodynamic turbulence II: steps towards rotating, stratified and MHD turbulence
    Part III. Turbulence in the Presence of Body Forces:
    12. Rapidly rotating turbulence
    13. Towards geophysics: shallow-water, rapidly-rotating turbulence
    14. Homogeneous stratified turbulence
    15. Stratified shear flows and the atmospheric boundary layer
    16. MHD turbulence at low magnetic Reynolds number
    17. Turbulence in the core of the Earth: the geodynamo
    18. MHD turbulence at high magnetic Reynolds number
    19. Turbulent astrophysical flows

  • Author

    P. A. Davidson, University of Cambridge
    P. A. Davidson is Professor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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