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This book provides an up-to-date and rigorous introduction to turbulence in the atmosphere and in engineering flows for advanced students, and a reference work for researchers in the atmospheric sciences. With student exercises at the end of each chapter and worked solutions online, this is an invaluable resource for any related course.
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'This textbook is well-structured, coherently explained and it is ideally priced for advanced students and researchers in the fields of aeronautical, mechanical and environmental engineering as well as oceanography, applied mathematics and physics.' International Journal of Metrology
'The many quotations from researchers working in the field provide an interesting historical perspective. Such personal touches are welcome in a turbulence text. The book would probably be most accessible to students of atmospheric science who are familiar with concepts such as static stability and geostrophic balance. Nevertheless, Turbulence in the Atmosphere is admirable in its exposition and its breadth. It will still serve well as a graduate textbook and certainly conveys the author's affection for the subject.' Joseph H. LaCasce, University of Oslo
'... provides a modern introduction to turbulence in the atmosphere and in engineering flows, written by a specialist in the field. ... an excellent textbook on atmospheric turbulence with a fully developed mathematical presentation for advanced students and researchers in the atmospheric sciences, meteorology, aeronautical, mechanical and environmental engineering, and oceanography. ... written in an agreeable and clear way ... should be included in the library of every researcher in the field.' Contemporary Physics
'... useful as a reference and as a resource for course instructors since each section is clearly demarcated and the terse style allows specific points to be located quickly ... The range and quality of questions on key concepts and problems ... at the end of each chapter, will definitely prove useful for others.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
John Wyngaard's experience in turbulence research and teaching spans the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, the Wave Propagation Laboratory of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, the Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, where he developed a sequence of courses on turbulence. This book is based on those courses. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers covering theoretical, observational, and numerical modeling aspects of engineering and geophysical turbulence.
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