Accession Number : AD0736118

Title :   The Formation of Hydraulic Jumps in a Rotating, Continuously Stratified System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kurth,Robert Paul

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The formation of hydraulic jumps in a rotating, continuously stratified, Boussinesq fluid is investigated. A scale analysis indicates that jump-formation cases should be separated from non-jump cases by the curve F=A(R sub O) squared where Ro and F are the initial Rossby and Froude numbers, respectively. Numerical solutions verify the curve up to F=0.3 and show that A is in the range 6.0 to 7.5. The solutions for F-1.0 are examined in considerable detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), VORTICES, TURBULENCE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, OCEANOGRAPHY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE