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Buoyancy-Driven Flows.

Author: Eric Chassignet; Claudia Cenedese; Jacques Verron
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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This book summarizes buoyancy-driven flows for advanced students and researchers in oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric science and Earth science.
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Chassignet, Eric.
Buoyancy-Driven Flows.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Chassignet; Claudia Cenedese; Jacques Verron
ISBN: 9781139338486 113933848X 1107008875 9781107008878
OCLC Number: 792684317
Notes: 4.4 Response of Buoyant Coastal Currents to Wind Forcing.
Description: 1 online resource (446 pages)
Contents: Cover; BUOYANCY-DRIVEN FLOWS; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; References; 1: Gravity Currents --
Theory and Laboratory Experiments; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Reduced Gravity; 1.3 Frontogenesis; 1.4 Nondimensional Parameters; 1.5 Scaling Analysis; 1.6 Theories for the Froude Number; 1.6.1 Yih's Theory; 1.6.2 Von Kármán's Theory; 1.6.3 Benjamin's Theory; 1.6.3.1 Mass and Momentum Conservation; 1.6.3.2 Energy Conservation; 1.6.3.3 Comparison with Experiment; 1.6.4 Energy-Conserving Theory; 1.6.4.1 Partial-Depth Lock Releases; 1.6.4.2 Mass and Momentum conservation. 1.6.4.3 Energy Conservation1.6.4.4 Comparison with Experiments; 1.6.4.5 Energy Transfers; 1.7 Shallow Water Theory; 1.7.1 Similarity Solution; 1.7.1.1 Comparison with Experiment; 1.8 Stratified Ambient Fluid; 1.8.1 Criticality; 1.8.2 Comparison with Data for Stratified Ambient Fluids; 1.8.2.1 Current Speed; 1.8.3 Current Depth; 1.9 Summary and Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; 2: Theory of Oceanic Buoyancy-Driven Flows; 2.1 General Considerations and a Laboratory Example; 2.1.1 Introduction; 2.1.2 A Laboratory Example: Formulation; 2.1.3 The Linear Problem; 2.1.4 The Interior. 2.1.5 Sidewall Boundary Layers sS <<12.1.6 The Hydrostatic Layer; 2.1.7 The Buoyancy Layer; 2.1.8 Matching the boundary conditions at r = ro; 2.1.9 The Purely Mechanically Driven Flow; 2.1.10 The Buoyancy Driven Flow in the Cylinder; 2.1.11 A Laboratory Example; 2.2 Buoyancy-Driven Flows in Beta-Plane Basins:The Relation Between Buoyancy Forcing and the Location of Vertical Motion; 2.2.1 Introduction; 2.2.2 The Model Formulation; 2.2.3 Interior Solution; 2.2.4 Boundary Layer Structure; 2.2.4.1 The diffusion layer; 2.2.4.2 The Hydrostatic Layer; 2.2.5 Matching; 2.2.6 An Example. 2.2.7 Nonlinear Theory2.3 Buoyancy Forced Flows with Weak Stratification: Downstream Variation Effects; 2.3.1 Introduction; 2.3.2 The Model; 2.3.3 The Interior; 2.3.4 The Sidewall Boundary Layer for sH S <<EH 2/3(D/L)2/3; 2.3.5 An Example; 2.3.6 Discussion; References; 3: Buoyancy-Forced Circulation and Downwelling in Marginal Seas; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Buoyancy-Forced Circulation and Exchange; 3.2.1 Influence of a Boundary; 3.2.2 Influence of Sloping Topography; 3.2.3 Moving Further Toward a More Realistic Configuration; 3.2.4 Influence of Wind Forcing; 3.3 Dynamics of Downwelling. 3.3.1 Dissipative, Stratified Flows3.3.2 Weak Dissipation, Stratified Flows; 3.3.3 Weakly Stratified Flows; 3.3.3.1 Along-Channel Evolution; 3.3.3.2 The Nonhydrostatic Layer; 3.3.3.3 Cooling Distribution; 3.3.3.4 Parameter Dependencies; 3.4 Summary; Acknowledgments; References; 4: Buoyant Coastal Currents; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 A Simple Model for Buoyant Coastal Currents over a Sloping Bottom; 4.3 Evaluating the Buoyant Coastal Current Model; 4.3.1 Laboratory model; 4.3.2 Numerical Model; 4.3.3 Ocean Observations --
The Chesapeake Bay Buoyant Coastal Current.

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