rect these. But the authors have not taken their task of correcting mathematical expressions, checking fig- PUMm'flDNM M ure numbers, and validating references seriously ei- ther. The reader may be misled by numerous incor- rect exponents in power laws, such as Ra3 instead of Academic Press Ra1/3 and will be irritated by the appearance of cross 525 B. St., Suite 1900, San Diego, CA product s instead of inner products in equations. 92101-4495; Telephone: 800-321-5068 Howard' s (1966) famous theory of turbulent heat transport based on the breakup of thermal boundary American Institute layers was not published in his 1963 paper, and the of Chemical Engineers property that the aspect ratio of fluid streamlines in 345 East 47th St., Ne w York, NY 10017; steady convection rolls does not change with the Tay- Telephone: 212-705-7657 lor number was first pointed out by Veronis (1959), not by Kiippers and Lortz (1969) as the authors sug- Cambridge University Press gest. Authors ' names are frequentl y misspelled. Only 40 W. 20 St., Ne w York, NY 10011; tw o papers by Kiippers are cited, but his name is Telephone: 800-221-4512 spelled in three different ways, none of which includes the umlaut u. Mor e serious are scientific errors, as, fo r Gilco Publishing example, the statement that oscillatory modes for con- P.O. Box 2175, Norman , OK; vection exist as solutions of the basic linearized equa- Telephone: 405-447-3005 tions in the case of a nonrotating Benard layer—a possibilit y that has already been disproved in Kluwer Academic Publishers Chandrasekhar' s book, Hydrodynamic and Hydro- 101 Philip Dr. magnetic Stability. Norwell, MA 02061; Because these examples are typical rather than iso- Telephone: 617-871-6600 lated instances, this reviewer regrets that he cannot recommen d the monograph as strongly as he would Springer-Verlag like to do. The book is useful as a guide to a wide 175 Fifth Ave., Ne w York, NY 10010; range of literature on buoyancy-driven flows in rotat- Telephone: 212-460-1500 ing systems. But as a lucid and reliable introduction to its subject area, it falls short of its goals.—F. H. John Wiley & Sons Busse. 605 Third Ave., Ne w York, NY 10158; Telephone: 212-850-6000 F. H. Busse is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and a Profes- sor in Residence in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. References Howard, L. N., 1966: Convection at high Rayleigh number. Proc. 11th International Congress of Appl. Mech., Munich, Ger- many, 1109-1115. Kiippers, G., and D. Lortz, 1969: Transition from laminar con- vection to thermal turbulence in a rotating fluid layer. J. Fluid Mech., 35, 609-620. 191C-1996 Veronis, G., 1959: Cellular convection with finite amplitude in a rotating fluid. J. Fluid. Mech., 5, 401-435. 1906-1996 ts ulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1871
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