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An implicit formula for boundary current separation

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Boundary layer separation occurs in classical fluids when the boundary layer is decelerated by an adverse pressure gradient. Here a "separation formula" is derived for downstream variations in the velocity, or pressure, of an ocean boundary current. The formula is implicit in the sense that it requires an a priori knowledge of the path of the streamlines. Three contributing processes are identified: the β effect, vortex stretching, and changes in streamline curvature. The β effect acts always...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Volume:
31
Issue:
6
Pages:
1633-1638
Publication date:
2001-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-0485
ISSN:
0022-3670
Source identifiers:
8444
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:8444
UUID:
uuid:410e7e89-860f-4ed5-8554-5b5778fa1359
Local pid:
pubs:8444
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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