Accession Number : AD0691253

Title :   INERTIAL WAVES IN A ROTATING FLUID.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Venezian,Giulio

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The problem of inertial waves in a rotating fluid, which is in a close analogy with the internal gravity waves in a stratified fluid, has been further explored. It is shown that transverse waves can exist in a rotating fluid provided their circular frequency is less than twice the angular velocity of the rotating frame. The wave energy is transported at right angles to the phase velocity. In a contained fluid, discrete modes may exist, and resonance is possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, ROTATION), CORIOLIS EFFECT, WAVE PROPAGATION, FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE