Nonlinear adjustment of a heavy rotating fluid to equilibrium

Nonlinear adjustment of a heavy rotating fluid to equilibrium We consider the problem of geostrophic adjustment of nonlinear axially symmetric formations in a two-layer fluid with infinitely deep lower layer and demonstrate the existence of a new integral of motion, which enables us to determine the final equilibrium state of perturbations without analyzing the transient (wave) stage of the process. It is shown that the final motions caused by initial perturbations of the opposite signs are not equivalent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Oceanography Springer Journals

Nonlinear adjustment of a heavy rotating fluid to equilibrium

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by VSP
Subject
Earth Sciences; Oceanography; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Atmospheric Sciences; Climate Change; Environmental Physics
ISSN
0928-5105
eISSN
0928-5105
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF02519256
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Abstract

We consider the problem of geostrophic adjustment of nonlinear axially symmetric formations in a two-layer fluid with infinitely deep lower layer and demonstrate the existence of a new integral of motion, which enables us to determine the final equilibrium state of perturbations without analyzing the transient (wave) stage of the process. It is shown that the final motions caused by initial perturbations of the opposite signs are not equivalent.

Journal

Physical OceanographySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 17, 2006

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