Geophysical & Astrophysical Convection

Edited by Peter A Fox, Robert M. Kerr

© 2000 – CRC Press

480 pages

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Hardback: 9789056992583
pub: 2000-08-08

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Atmospheric Convection with Analogies in Astrophysics and the Laboratory

Solar and Stellar Convection: A Perspective for Geophysical Fluid Dynamicists

Unsteady Non-Penetrative Thermal Convection from Non-Uniform Surfaces

Astrophysical Convection and Dynamos

Dynamics of Cumulus Entertainment

The 2/7 Law in Turbulent Thermal Convection

Organization of Atmospheric Convection Over Tropical Oceans

Images of Hard Turbulence

Convection in Cloud-Topped Atmospheric Boundary Layers

Solar Granulation: A Surface Phenomenon

Turbulent Convection: What Has Rotation Taught Us?

Helical Buoyant Convection

Modeling Mantle Convection

Turbulent Transport in Rotating Compressible Convection

Potential Vorticity, Resonance and Dissipation in Rotating Convective Turbulence

Numerical Simulations of Convection in Protosellar Accretion Disks

A New Model for Turbulence: Convection, Rotation and 2D

Transport Using Transilient Matrices

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The Fluid Mechanics of Astrophysics and Geophysics

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology