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Om Vortex Dynamics
Vortex Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Planetary Atmospheres introduces the reader with a background in either fluid mechanics or statistical mechanics to the modeling of planetary atmospheres by barotropic and shallow-water models. These potent models are introduced in both analytical and numerical treatments highlighting the ways both approaches inform and enlighten the other. This book builds on Vorticity, Statistical Mechanics, and Monte Carlo Simulations by Lim and Nebus in providing a rare introduction to this intersection of research fields. While the book reaches the cutting edge of atmospheric models, the exposition requires little more than an undergraduate familiarity with the relevant fields of study, and so this book is well suited to individuals hoping to swiftly learn an exciting new field of study. With inspiration drawn from the atmospheres of Venus and of Jupiter, the physical relevance of the work is never far from consideration, and the bounty of results shows a new and fruitful perspective with which to study planetary atmospheres.Contents:Planets and InspirationBarotropic and Swallow-Water ModelsDynamic Equilibria of the Barotropic Model — Variational ApproachStatistical MechanicsThe Monte Carlo ApproachPhase Transitions in Energy-Relative Enstrophy ModelsExtremal Free Energy in the Mean-Field TheoryPhase Transitions of Barotropic FlowPhase Transitions to Super-Rotation — Exact Closed-Form SolutionsThe Shallow-Water Models — High Energy, Cyclonic SolutionsThe Shallow-Water Model — Low- Energy SolutionsReadership: Researchers informed in statistical mechanics or fluid mechanics with moderate familiarity and an interest in the statistical mechanics modeling of planetary atmospheres resembling those of Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune.