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By Jochen Kämpf

This ebook deals very good interactive studying fabric for undergraduate/graduate scholars attracted to dynamical methods taking place within the ocean and the computer-based modelling thereof. in basic terms minimal mathematical history wisdom is needed and the various routines of this booklet are in accordance with freely on hand open-source software program. whole version codes and animation scripts are supplied for every exercise.

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Chapter 3 Basics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Abstract This chapter introduces the reader to scalars and vectors, Newton’s laws of motion, waves and steady-state f ows, the buoyancy force, the Coriolis force, a number of conservation principles, turbulence, and, finall , to the Navier–Stokes equations of flui motion. Practical exercises focus on the interference of waves, movement of a buoyant object in a stratifie water column, and movement of objects under the sole influenc of the Coriolis force.

See Stein (1999) for a biography of Archimedes. The constant of proportionality is acceleration due to gravity. Accordingly, the resultant buoyancy force (per unit mass of the object) is given by: Buoyancy force = −g (Mobj − Mamb ) Mobj where Mamb is the mass of the ambient flui replaced by the object. 14) where ρamb is the density of the ambient fluid Note that the buoyancy force has a negative sign and is directed downward if the object’s density exceeds that of the surrounding fluid Now it will be not that difficul for the reader to tell why ships made from steel usually stay at the sea surface (unless capsizing).

21). The time step is set to Δt = 1 s. 6 Initial and Boundary Conditions 0 0 The initial location of the object set to z obj = −80 m. The initial vertical speed wobj is set to zero. Boundary conditions need to be specifie in addition to this to avoid 38 3 Basics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics that the objects digs into the seafloo or pops out of the water column. The easiest solution is to make these boundaries impermeable. sce” can be found in the folder “Exercise 3” on the CD-ROM. txt” contains additional information.

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