2008, Oceanography 21(1):114–115, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.77
Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
By James C. McWilliams, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 266 pages, ISBN 9780521856379, Hardcover, $79 US
Christopher A. Edwards | Ocean Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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.
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.