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Topographic Effects in Stratified Flows

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

  • Date Published: April 2022
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108722902

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  • Covering both theory and experiment, this text describes the behaviour of homogeneous and density-stratified fluids over and around topography. Its presentation is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in fluid mechanics, as well as for practising scientists, engineers, and researchers. Using laboratory experiments and illustrations to further understanding, the author explores topics ranging from the classical hydraulics of single-layer flow to more complex situations involving stratified flows over two- and three-dimensional topography, including complex terrain. A particular focus is placed on applications to the atmosphere and ocean, including discussions of downslope windstorms, and of oceanic flow over continental shelves and slopes. This new edition has been restructured to make it more digestible, and updated to cover significant developments in areas such as exchange flows, gravity currents, waves in stratified fluids, stability, and applications to the atmosphere and ocean.

    • Highly illustrated with photographs and line diagrams
    • Second edition includes new chapters on exchange flows, gravity currents, waves in stratified fluids, stability, and application to the atmosphere and ocean
    • Discusses a wide range of applications, providing the basis for understanding complex phenomena in the atmosphere and ocean
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108722902
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background
    2. Nonlinear single-layer flow: classical hydraulics
    3. Nonlinear single-layer flow past obstacles – jumps, bores and wave dispersion
    4. Two-layer flow with jumps and topography
    5. Two-layer and stratified flow through contractions
    6. Exchange flows
    7. Gravity currents, downslope and anabatic flows, and stratified hydraulic jumps
    8. Waves in stratified fluids
    9. The stability of stratified flows
    10. Stratified flow over two-dimensional obstacles – linear and near-linear theory
    11. Stratified flow over two-dimensional obstacles – nonlinear hydraulic models with applications
    12. Stratified flow over three-dimensional topography – linear theory
    13. Three-dimensional stratified flow over finite obstacles
    14. Flow over complex and realistic terrain in the atmosphere and ocean
    15. Applications to practical modelling of flow over complex terrain

  • Author

    Peter G. Baines, University of Melbourne
    Peter G. Baines is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is a winner of the Priestley Medal and a Fellow and first President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He is currently Secretary of the Royal Society of Victoria.

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