|Gravity currents in the environment and the laboratory|
Simpson, J.E. (1997). Gravity currents in the environment and the laboratory. Second edition. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-66401-2. XIII, 244 pp.
Atmosphere (earth); Fluid dynamics; Fronts (meteorology); Gravity waves; Laboratory research; Lakes; Numerical models; Oceans; Rivers; Satellite imagery; Sea breezes; Stratification; Suspension currents; Topography; Turbulence
This book comprehensively describes all aspects of gravity flow, a physical process in the environment that is covered by many disciplines including meteorology, oceanography, the earth sciences and industrial processes. The first edition was very well received, and the author has brought the new edition completely up to date, with much new material. Simpson describes gravity currents with a variety of laboratory experiments, many from his own work. Gravity Currents is a valuable supplementary textbook for undergraduates and a reference work for research workers. The general reader will also find much of interest, since the author clearly describes the physics of flows involved without advanced mathematics, and with numerous photographs and illustrations.