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2008, Oceanography 21(1):114–115, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.77

BOOK REVIEW | Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Book Information

Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
By James C. McWilliams, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 266 pages, ISBN 9780521856379, Hardcover, $79 US

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Reviewer

Christopher A. Edwards | Ocean Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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First Paragraph

Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is a new textbook that provides an introduction to the basic dynamics governing fluid motion in a rotating system. This book is designed for first-year graduate students and assumes background knowledge of multivariable calculus, partial differential equations, and classical mechanics. It would also be helpful if a student had previously studied nonrotational fluid dynamics and more general phenomenology of the ocean and atmosphere.

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Full Review

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Citation

Edwards, C.A. 2008. Review of Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, by J.C. McWilliams. Oceanography 21(1):114–115, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.77.

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