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Coriolis effects and the thermal bar

Farrow, D.E. (2002) Coriolis effects and the thermal bar. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 107 (C5).

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A model for the thermal bar system in the rotating frame that includes unsteady inertia is formulated. Asymptotic solutions are found to the initial value problem in the frictionless, small bottom slope limit. These solutions include inertial oscillations that are significant enough to reverse the circulation ahead of the thermal bar. These asymptotic solutions are compared with numerical solutions of the full model that includes friction. The consequences of both sets of results on the thermal bar in lakes is discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
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