Textbook on Rotating Hydraulics

Textbook on Rotating Hydraulics

Larry J. Pratt, and Jack Whitehead, Co-Authors (Springer Publications)

Table of Contents

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Preface

What is "rotating hydraulics"?

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Acknowledgements

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Introduction

Hydraulic Effects in the Ocean and Atmosphere

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Chapter 1

Review of the hydraulics of non-rotating, homogeneous flows.

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» Section 1.1
The approximations of hydraulics.

» Section 1.2
The shallow water equations and one-dimensional wave propagation.

» Section 1.3
Nonlinear steepening and rarefacation.

» Section 1.4 
The hydraulics of steady, homogeneous flow over an obstacle.

» Section 1.5
Hydraulics in abstract.

» Section 1.6
Hydraulic Jumps, Bores, Rarefaction Waves, and Long's Experiment.

» Section 1.7
Solution to the initial-value problem.

» Section 1.8
Wave reflections and upstream influence in time-dependent flows.

» Section 1.9
Friction and Bottom Drag.

» Section 1.10 
Entrainment.

» Section 1.11
Nonlinear dispersion.

Chapter 2

The Hydraulics of Homogeneous Flow in a Rotating Channel

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Chapter 3

Time-dependence and Shocks

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Chapter 4

Coastal Applications

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  • Section 4.1
    Curvature effects and flow separation.
  • Section 4.2
    Coastal upwelling fronts and jets.
  • Section 4.3
    Oblique shocks and expansion fans: the supercritical marine layer.
  • Section 4.4
    Expansion fans and compressions: formal theory.
  • Section 4.5
    Rotating gravity currents.

Chapter 5

Two-layer Flow in Rotating Channels

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  • Section 5.1
    Formulation of two-layer, semigeostrophic models
  • Section 5.2
    Basic theory for a nonrotating channel.
  • Section 5.3
    Flow over an obstacle.
  • Section 5.4
    Flow through a pure contraction.
  • Section 5.5
    Overmixing and maximal exchange in estuaries.
  • Section 5.6
    Overmixing in inverse estuaries.
  • Section 5.7
    Maximal and submaximal exchange between two deep basins with rotation.
  • Section 5.8
    Maximal exchange through a pure contraction with rotation.
  • Section 5.9
    Strangulation of the baroclinic flow by the barotropic flow.

Chapter 6

Potential Vorticity Hydraulics

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»Section 6.1
Introduction.

» Section 6.2
Potential vorticity front in a channel.

» Section 6.3
Equatorial jets.

» Section 6.4
A mid-latitude jet.

References

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Appendices

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Errata

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