Boundary layer separation in the surface quasi-geostrophic equations

Bracco, A. (2000) Boundary layer separation in the surface quasi-geostrophic equations. Il nuovo cimento C, 23 C (5). pp. 487-506. ISSN 1826-9885

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Uniform potential vorticity flows are investigated. The evolution of surface potential temperature is studied in a two-dimensional oceanic model driven by a surface heating. The surface temperature plays the role of the vorticity, but the different relationship between the streamfunction and the advected scalar implies the formation of unidirectional free waves. Important distinctive features with respect to the standard homogeneous models are pointed out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics of the oceans: turbulence and diffusion ; Computer modeling and simulation
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 15:54
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 15:54

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