Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 21 Issue 01

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Volume 21, No. 1
Pages 114 - 115

BOOK REVIEW • Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Christopher A. Edwards
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Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is a new textbook that provides an introduction to the basic dynamics governing fluid motion in a rotating system. This book is designed for first-year graduate students and assumes background knowledge of multivariable calculus, partial differential equations, and classical mechanics. It would also be helpful if a student had previously studied nonrotational fluid dynamics and more general phenomenology of the ocean and atmosphere.


Edwards, C.A. 2008. Review of Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, by J.C. McWilliams. Oceanography 21(1):114–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.77.