geophysical fluid dynamics


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geophysical fluid dynamics

[‚jē·ō¦fiz·ə·kəl ¦flü·əd dī′nam·iks]
(geophysics)
The study of the naturally occurring, large-scale flows in the atmosphere and oceans, such as in weather patterns, atmospheric fronts, ocean currents, coastal upwelling, and the El Niño phenomenon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Roger Revelle Medal--Isaac Held, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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