By Roger Grimshaw (auth.), Roger Grimshaw (eds.)
The dynamics of flows in density-stratified fluids has been and continues to be now a big subject for clinical enquiry. Such flows come up in lots of contexts, starting from business settings to the oceanic and atmospheric environments. it's the latter subject that is the focal point of this publication. either the sea and surroundings are characterized via the elemental vertical density stratification, and this option can have an effect on the dynamics on all scales starting from the micro-scale to the planetary scale. the purpose of this booklet is to supply a “state-of-the-art” account of stratified flows as they're suitable to the sea and surroundings with a chief specialize in meso-scale phenomena; that's, on phenomena whose time and area scales are such that the density stratification is a dominant impact, in order that frictional and diffusive results at the one hand and the results of the earth’s rotation nonetheless will be considered as of much less value. This in flip results in an emphasis on inner waves.