Advanced Ocean Modelling: Using Open-Source Software


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Advanced Ocean Modelling: Using Open-Source Software Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Pages: 181 Illustrations and other contents: XIII, 181 p. Language: English ISBN: 9783642423192 Categories: ,

This book focuses on motions of incompressible ?uids of a freely moving surface being in?uenced by both the Earth’s rotation and density strati?cation. In contrast to traditional textbooks in the ?eld of geophysical ?uid dynamics, such as those by by Cushman-Roisin (1994) and Gill (1982), this book uses the method of proce- oriented hydrodynamic modelling to illustrate a rich variety of ?uid phenomena. To this end, the reader can adopt the model codes, found on the Springer server accompanying this book, to reproduce most graphs of this book and, even better, to create animation movies. The reader can also employ the codes as templates for own independent studies. This can be done by a lay person as a hobby activity, undergraduate or postgraduate students as part of their education, or professional scientists as part of research. Exercises of this book are run with open-source software that can be freely downloaded from the Internet. This includes the FORTRAN 95 compiler “G95” used for execution of model simulations, the data visualisation program “SciLab”, and “ImageMagick” for the creation of graphs and GIF animations, which can be watched with most Internet browsers.

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From the reviews: "Advanced Ocean Modelling is a combination of a textbook and a workbook including 25 computer-based exercises, written in Fortran 95. ... The book is clearly written in an interesting manner, and is addressed to anyone wanting to learn what it takes to solve problems in ocean dynamics and needs to find effective methods to apply to them. This is an accessible textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in marine physics, physical oceanography and ocean modelling. Experienced researchers will welcome this book as a stimulating source." (Andrzej Icha, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 168, 2011)