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Periodically driven circulation near the shore of a lake

Farrow, D.E. (2013) Periodically driven circulation near the shore of a lake. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 13 (3). pp. 243-255.

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Solutions are found for a linear model of the circulation near the shore of a lake that is subject to two diurnal forcing mechanisms. The first is the day/night heating/cooling induced horizontal pressure gradient. The second is an unsteady surface stress modelling a sea breeze/gully wind pattern. The two forcing mechanisms can oppose or reinforce each other depending on their relative phase. The interplay of different dynamic balances at different times and locations in the domain lead to complex circulation patterns especially during the period of flow reversal.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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