Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars


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This ebook Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars (PDF) explores the dynamics of planetary and stellar fluid layers; including oceans; iron cores; atmospheres; and convective and radiative zones in stars; describing the different theoretical; experimental and computational methods used to study these problems in fluid mechanics; including the advantages and limitations of each method for different problems. This scientific domain is by nature interdisciplinary and multi-method; but while much effort has been devoted to solving open questions within the various fields of mechanics; applied mathematics; physics; earth sciences and astrophysics; and while much progress has been made within each domain using theoretical; numerical and experimental approaches; cross-fertilizations have remained marginal. Going beyond the state of the art; the ebook provides readers with a global introduction and an up-to-date overview of relevant studies; fully addressing the wide range of disciplines and methods involved.

The content builds on the CISM course “Fluid mechanics of planets and stars”; held in April 2018; which was part of the research project FLUDYCO; supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.


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Springer; 1st edition




241 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-vii
Internal Waves and Tides in Stars and Giant Planets (Gordon I. Ogilvie)….Pages 1-30
Waves and Convection in Stellar Astrophysics (Daniel Lecoanet)….Pages 31-70
Internal Waves in the Atmosphere and Ocean: Instability Mechanisms (Bruce R. Sutherland)….Pages 71-89
Rotational Dynamics of Planetary Cores: Instabilities Driven By Precession, Libration and Tides (Thomas Le Reun, Michael Le Bars)….Pages 91-127
Fluid Dynamics of Earth’s Core: Geodynamo, Inner Core Dynamics, Core Formation (Renaud Deguen, Marine Lasbleis)….Pages 129-212
A Brief Introduction to Turbulence in Rotating and Stratified Fluids (Benjamin Favier)….Pages 213-241

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