Description - Marine Turbulence by Helmut Z. Baumert
The first book to give a comprehensive overview of measurement techniques and theories for marine turbulence and mixing processes. Part I introduces the nature of turbulence in relation to stratification, waves and intermittence. Part II describes observational techniques for field studies. Part III presents selected computational means for the study of turbulence. Part IV introduces details of boundary layers. Parts V and VI present case studies in estuaries, fjords, lakes, seas and at the shelf edge. Part VII bridges the small-scale 3D turbulence and quasi-2D turbulence occurring on the planetary scale. Part VIII concludes with an overview of comprehensive data sets and model codes, many of which are included on the enclosed CD-ROM. Written by a team of 53 world-leading experts, Marine Turbulence represents a rich source of data and methods for students and scientists in oceanography, hydrology, limnology, and meteorology, as well as marine, naval and civil engineers.
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Author Biography - Helmut Z. Baumert
Helmut Baumert (Dipl.-Phys., PhD and DSc at the Technical University of Dresden) started his work on turbulence as a Research Fellow in Siberia, with special emphasis on hydrophysico-ecological coupling in natural waters. He is author/co-author of 85 publications. As a Professor of Physical Oceanography and Theoretical Physics he taught at University of Oldenburg, Germany. He supervised more than 15 PhD theses; acts as a reviewer for journals such as Nature, Journal of Physical Oceanography and Journal of Geophysical Research, and for scientific bodies like NSF (USA), NERC (UK) and CFCAS (Canada). John Simpson (BA, Oxon, PhD and DSc in Liverpool) has made significant contributions to the study of buoyancy, tidal stirring and mixing fronts as well as to turbulent energy dissipation and vertical mixing in shelf seas and estuaries. He is author or co-author of 120 scientific papers, has served as a member of the UK Natural Environment Council, as Chairman of the NERC North Sea Community Project and the Shelf Edge component of the LOIS Programme, as Head of the School of Ocean Sciences at the University of Wales, Bangor, and as President of the Challenger Society for Marine Science. He has undertaken reviews of marine science in Canada, Sweden and Denmark and serves as a member of the editorial boards of four international journals. Jurgen Sundermann (Dipl.- Math., PhD and DSc) was Assistant Professor at University of Hannover and later Full Professor at University of Hamburg where he directed the Institute of Oceanography and later the Center of Marine and Climate Research. He is a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and editor of the books Oceanography, Landoldt-Bornstein Series, and Circulation and Contaminant Fluxes in the North Sea.