Laboratory experiments on flows over bottom topography

L. Zavala Sansón, G.J.F. van Heijst

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This chapter presents recent experimental studies on homogeneous flows simulating geophysical situations, in which the dynamics are dominated by the combination of rotation and topography. It also discusses the two-dimensionality of shallow, nonrotating fluid systems. The chapter then focuses on numerous examples that underline the role of topography effects in laboratory experiments with horizontal scales ranging from some centimeters to a few meters and vertical scales from some millimeters to about one meter. It briefly reviews some typical characteristics of the modeling of geophysical flows in rotating fluid containers as well as some aspects of shallow-layer flows. Several examples presented in chapter addresses specific oceanographic or atmospheric problems. For instance, the presence of a weak, linear topographic slope in a rotating tank simulates the planetary ß-effect.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelModeling atmospheric and oceanic flows
Subtitelinsights from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations
RedacteurenTh. von Larcher, P.D. Williams
Aantal pagina's20
ISBN van geprinte versie9781118856024, 9781118855935
StatusGepubliceerd - 24 nov 2014

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