Turbulence and columnar vortex formation through inertial-wave focusing

M. Duran Matute, J.-B. Flór, F.S. Godeferd, C. Jause-Labert

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In this experimental and numerical study, we consider the role of inertial waves in the inverse energy cascade and the transfer of momentum in a rotating fluid. An oscillating torus generates two inertial-wave cones with their energy focusing at their apex. For high wave amplitudes, turbulence is generated locally around the focal point, resulting in angular momentum mixing and the generation of a columnar cyclonic vortex. The results suggest that nonlinear dynamics is essential for the wave induced momentum transport towards columnar vortices in rotating turbulence.
Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
StatusGepubliceerd - 2013
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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