Topographic Effects in Stratified Flows



Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it, an adage says. Similarly, many fluid mechanicians this century have sought to describe accurately the flow phenomena occurring when fluid moves past an object or irregular terrain, but usually the fluid model and/or the body shape had to be substantially simplified to make the problem tractable. In this new monograph, Peter Baines has really “done something about it.” He makes significant progress in describing the flow of homogeneous and especially stratified real fluid flows over uneven topography, whether it be ridges on a laboratory model or a real mountain.