The general circulation of the atmosphere : 2000 program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


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dc.contributor.author Salmon, Rick
dc.contributor.author Held, Issac M.
dc.contributor.author Fields, Janet
dc.contributor.author Thiffeault, Jean-Luc
dc.date.accessioned 2005-07-15T16:42:17Z
dc.date.available 2005-07-15T16:42:17Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/15
dc.description.abstract In its millenial session, the GFD program focused on "The General Circulation of the Atmosphere." Isaac Held led the charge with an inspiring two-week introductory course, strongly supported by the lectures of Alan Plumb, Wayne Schubert, Michael Cullen, and Oliver Buhler. As the dust settled, the important concept of pseudomomentum shone brightly in the sky above Walsh Cottage. This is a concept which has virtually transformed meteorology within the past 20 years, yet it remains mostly unfamiliar to oceanographers and others. Thus our "pseudomomentum summer" perfectly fit the GFD mission of diffusing ideas across disciplinary boundaries. As the summer wore on, the range of topics broadened in its customary way to include: the general circulation of Jupiter and Mars; lattice-Boltzmann and gas-kinetic methods for solving the equations of fluid mechanics; the scattering of sound waves; the heating of the universe; and many more topics too numerous to list. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N00014-97-1-0934 and the National Science Foundation under Contract No. OCE-9810647. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2001-03 en
dc.subject Dynamics en
dc.subject Atmosphere en
dc.subject Circulation en
dc.title The general circulation of the atmosphere : 2000 program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/15

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