Accession Number : ADA325639

Title :   Baroclinic Vortices over a Sloping Bottom.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : LaCasce, Joseph H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA325639

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Nonlinear quasigeostrophic flows in two layers over a topographic slope are considered. The evolution depends on the size of two parameters which indicate the degree of nonlinearity at depth. The first measures the importance of relative vorticity advection and the second of stretching vorticity.

Descriptors :   *VORTICES, *OCEAN BOTTOM, LAYERS, TURBULENCE, TOPOGRAPHY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, SLOPE, FLUID DYNAMICS, GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, ADVECTION, FLUID FLOW.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE