The Interaction Between Earth's Rotation and Geophysical Processes

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  • Book
  • 317 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Earth s rotation instabilities are correlated with many characteristics of natural processes in all frequency ranges. The Earth s rotation instabilities are a unique index of many processes in all spheres of the Earth. Various problems can be solved using the Earth s rotation parameters. The reader will find some methods and can derive other ones from studying how some particular characteristics are related to the parameters of the Earth s rotation given in the book.

This work fills an important gap in the geophysical literature as specialist level. It is the only up to date title providing the link between the Earth s rotation and its atmo– and hydrosphere including the ice masses. But only with a full picture including rotation phenomena a sound understanding of the highly complicated and interlinked processes governing out ecosphere can be achieved, which is important especially for the protection of our climate.

Our ecosphere is governed by a highly complicated system of several processes. They involve the tides, the ice masses,  the atmosphere s circulation schemes in the troposphere, stratospheric winds, and many more. They cannot be fully understood without considering their relationship with the Earth s rotation and its irregularities. This book puts all these processes into context.

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1.Motions of the Earth

2.Pole′s motion and irregularities in the Earth′s rotation rate

3.Estimation theory of the effect of atmospheric processes on the Earth′s spin

4.Tides and rotation of the Earth

5.Seasonal distribution of the air masses and the Earth′s spin

6.Angular momentum of atmospheric winds

7.Nature of the zonal circulation of the atmosphere

8.Interannual oscillations of the Earth–ocean–atmosphere system

9.Mechanical action of the atmosphere on the Earth′s rotation

10.Decadal fluctuations in geophysical processes

Appendices

List of Abbreviations

Bibliography
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Nikolay S. Sidorenkov
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