Barotropic elliptical dipoles in a rotating fluid

R.R. Trieling, R. Santbergen, G.J.F. Heijst, van, Ziv Kizner

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Barotropic f-plane dipolar vortices were generated in a rotating fluid and a comparison was made with the so-called supersmooth f-plane solution which-in contrast to the classical Lamb-Chaplygin solution-is marked by an elliptical separatrix and a doubly continuously differentiable vorticity field. Dye-visualization and high-resolution particle-tracking techniques revealed that the observed dipole characteristics (separatrix aspect ratio, cross-sectional vorticity distribution and vorticity versus streamfunction relationship) are in close agreement with those of the supersmooth f-plane solution for the entire lifespan of the dipolar vortex. © 2009 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
JournalTheoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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