A bi-modal structure imposed on gravity driven boundary currents in rotating systems by effects of the bottom topography

A bi-modal structure imposed on gravity driven boundary currents in rotating systems by effects...  An experimental observation related to the influence of the bottom topography on the development of gravity driven surface boundary currents in rotating systems is described and discussed. The results presented concern the local flow geometry in the vicinity of the head of the current. It is observed that, depending on the values of the independent experimental variables and the inclination angle of the bottom topography, the current propagates along the boundary with its head being either attached to or detached from the coastline. An appropriate scaling of the experimental data reveals that the attached and detached head mode occur in two distinct parameter regimes which are separated from each other by a well defined border. The discussion of the results suggests that this border identifies the division between two flow regimes in which the local flow structure in the vicinity of the head of the gravity current is and where it is not significantly influenced by the bottom topography. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

A bi-modal structure imposed on gravity driven boundary currents in rotating systems by effects of the bottom topography

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s003480050245
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Abstract

 An experimental observation related to the influence of the bottom topography on the development of gravity driven surface boundary currents in rotating systems is described and discussed. The results presented concern the local flow geometry in the vicinity of the head of the current. It is observed that, depending on the values of the independent experimental variables and the inclination angle of the bottom topography, the current propagates along the boundary with its head being either attached to or detached from the coastline. An appropriate scaling of the experimental data reveals that the attached and detached head mode occur in two distinct parameter regimes which are separated from each other by a well defined border. The discussion of the results suggests that this border identifies the division between two flow regimes in which the local flow structure in the vicinity of the head of the gravity current is and where it is not significantly influenced by the bottom topography.

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 19, 1998

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