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Geophysical Astrophysical Convection

Author : Peter A Fox
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Geophysical and Astrophysical Convection collects important papers from an international group of the world's foremost researchers in geophysical and astrophysical convection to present a concise overview of recent thinking in the field. Topics include: Atmospheric convection, solar and stellar convection, unsteady non-penetrative thermal convection, astrophysical convection and dynamos, dynamics of cumulus entertainment, turbulent convection: helical buoyant convection, transport phenomena, potential vorticity, rotating convective turbulence, and the modeling and simulation various types of convection and turbulence.

Core Dynamics

Author : Peter Olson
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Treaties on Geophysics: Core Dynamics, Volume 8, provides a comprehensive review of the current state of understanding of core dynamics. The book begins by analyzing a subject of long-standing and on-going controversy: the gross energetics of the core. It then explains the important elements of dynamo theory; actual fluid motions in the core; the basic physical principles involved in thermochemical convection in the core and the basic equations governing the convection; and turbulence and the small-scale dynamics of the core. This is followed by discussions of the state of knowledge on rotation-induced core flows; the use of first-principles numerical models of self-sustaining fluid dynamos; and the behavior of polarity reversals in numerical dynamo models. The remaining chapters cover the various roles the inner core plays in core dynamics and the geodynamo; experiments that have shaped knowledge about the flows in the core that produce the geodynamo and govern its evolution; and ways the mantle can affect core dynamics, and corresponding ways the core can affect the mantle. Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding Content suited for both the expert and non-expert

Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

Author : David Gubbins
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This reference encompasses the fields of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism in a single volume. Both sciences have applications in navigation, in the search for minerals and hydrocarbons, in dating rock sequences, and in unraveling past geologic movements such as plate motions they have contributed to a better understanding of the Earth. The book describes in fine detail the current state of knowledge and provides an up-to-date synthesis of the most basic concepts. It is an indispensable working tool not only for geophysicists and geophysics students but also for geologists, physicists, atmospheric and environmental scientists, and engineers.

Dictionary of Geophysics Astrophysics and Astronomy

Author : Richard A. Matzner
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The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With over 4,000 definitions and 50 contributing authors, this unique comprehensive dictionary helps scientists to use terminology correctly and to understand papers, articles, and books in which physics-related terms appear.

Double Diffusive Convection

Author : Timour Radko
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Double-diffusive convection is a mixing process driven by the interaction of two fluid components which diffuse at different rates. Leading expert Timour Radko presents the first systematic overview of the classical theory of double-diffusive convection in a coherent narrative, bringing together the disparate literature in this developing field. The book begins by exploring idealized dynamical models and illustrating key principles by examples of oceanic phenomena. Building on the theory, it then explains the dynamics of structures resulting from double-diffusive instabilities, such as the little-understood phenomenon of thermohaline staircases. The book also surveys non-oceanographic applications, such as industrial, astrophysical and geological manifestations, and discusses the climatic and biological consequences of double-diffusive convection. Providing a balanced blend of fundamental theory and real-world examples, this is an indispensable resource for academic researchers, professionals and graduate students in physical oceanography, fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, astrophysics, geophysics and climatology.

Fluid Dynamics and Dynamos in Astrophysics and Geophysics

Author : Andrew M. Soward
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The increasing power of computer resources along with great improvements in observational data in recent years have led to some remarkable and rapid advances in astrophysical fluid dynamics. The subject spans three distinct but overlapping communities whose interests focus on (1) accretion discs and high-energy astrophysics; (2) solar, stellar, and

Treatise on Geophysics Core dynamics

Author : Gerald Schubert
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The Treatise on geophysics is the only comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and integrated summary of the present state of geophysics. Offering an array of articles from some of the top scientists around the world, this 11-volume work deals with all major parts of solid-Earth geophysics, including a volume on the terrestrial planets and moons in our Solar System. This major reference work will aid researchers, advanced undergrad and graduate students, as well as professionals in cutting-edge research.

Dynamics of Spatio Temporal Cellular Structures

Author : Innocent Mutabazi
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The impact of Benard's discovery on 20th century physics is crucial to any modern research area such as fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, just to name a few. This centenary review shows the broad scope and development including modern applications, edited and written by experts in the field.

The Magnetic Universe

Author : Günther Rüdiger
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Magnetism is one of the most pervasive features of the Universe, with planets, stars and entire galaxies all having associated magnetic fields. All of these fields are generated by the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect. The precise details of what drives the motion, and indeed what the fluid consists of, differ widely though. In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore some of these phenomena, and describe the similarities and differences between different magnetized objects. They also explain why magnetic fields are crucial in the formation of the stars, and discuss promising experiments currently being designed to study some of the relevant physics in the laboratory. This interdisciplinary approach makes the book appealing to a wide audience in physics, astrophysics and geophysics.

High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering 2000

Author : Egon Krause
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The book summarizes the results of the projects of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) for the year 2000. The most significant contributions have been selected in a scientific review process. Together they provide an overview of recent developments in high performance computing and simulation. Reflecting the close cooperation of the HLRS with industry, special emphasis has been put on the industrial relevance of the presented results and methods. The book therefore becomes a collection of showcases for an innovative combination of the state-of-the-art modeling, novel numerical algorithms and the use of leading edge high performance computing systems.

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Turbulence

Author : Wolfgang Hillebrandt
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Written by experts from geophysics, astrophysics and engineering, this unique book on the interdisciplinary aspects of turbulence offers recent advances in the field and covers everything from the very nature of turbulence to some practical applications.

Mathematical Aspects of Penetrative Convection

Author : Brian Straughan
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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Pattern Formation in Rotating Convection

Author : Harris Frederic Goldstein
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1979 Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Author : Melvin E. Stern
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The emphasis in this year's GFD program has been somewhat different from the past. We have tried to expose a theoretically oriented audience to the new body of observations pertaining to the Arctic and Antarctic circulation. We have, however, not departed from our traditional goal of encouraging broad based inquiries into the field of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. We would like to believe that the breadth of interest and enthusiasm exhibited in these reports will stimulate future work in Polar Oceanography and Fluid Dynamics.

Numerical Astrophysics

Author : International Conference on Numerical Astrophysics (1998. Tokyo, Japan)
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This book contains all the oral and poster sessions presented at the `Numerical Astrophysics 1998' symposium held in Tokyo on March 10-13, 1998. It covers a wide variety of research fields, from the large-scale structure of the Universe to planetary systems. Astrophysics employing all kinds of supercomputers, such as massive-parallel computers, parallel vector machines, and special-purpose computers, are included. Recent progress in numerical methods, remote data analysis, and special-purpose computers are also reviewed. This book is suitable for researchers and graduate students in astronomy/astrophysics, who want an overview of the present research fronts based on supercomputing.

Convective Transport

Author : American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Winter Annual Meeting
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General Astrophysics with Elements of Geophysics

Author : Jerzy S. Stodółkiewicz
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Advances in Turbulence XI

Author : J. M. L. M. Palma
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This volume comprises the communications presented at the ETC 11, the EUROMECH European Turbulence conference held in 2007 in Porto. The scientific committee has chosen the contributions out of the following topics: Acoustics of turbulent flows; Atmospheric turbulence; Control of turbulent flows; Geophysical and astrophysical turbulence; Instability and transition; Intermittency and scaling; Large eddy simulation and related techniques; MHD turbulence; Reacting and compressible turbulence; Transport and mixing; Turbulence in multiphase and non-Newtonian flows; Vortex dynamics and structure formation; Wall bounded flows.

Astrophysical and Geophysical Flows as Dynamical Systems

Author : Neil J. Balmforth
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The theme of the 1998 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GDF) Summer Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was Astrophysical and Geophysical Flows as Dynamical Systems. Antonello Provenzale of the Institute of Cosmogeophysics in Italy was the principal lecturer for the summer, and Charles Tresser of IBM gave a series of seminars on introductory dynamical systems. In addition to the usual intense schedule of seminars on a variety of unfocussed topics falling into the general theme of the summer, the program included three "theme weeks." The first was focussed on climate dynamics, the second on bifurcation and pattern theory, and the third was the special "Mixing Week." Ten GFD Fellows, at various stages of their graduate work, undertook supervised research projects. This volume contains notes from the principal lectures and the Fellow's reports. The program is made possible through the support of the National Science Fopunddation and the Office of Naval Research."--Report documentation page.