Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars
Springer, 2020, 241 pp., Hardcover. $159.99. www.springer.com
This book explores the dynamics of planetary and stellar fluid layers, including atmospheres, oceans, iron cores, and convective and radiative zones in stars, describing the different theoretical, computational, and experimental 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 book 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. This book is volume 595 of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Courses and Lectures series.