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Nonlinear interactions of fast and slow modes in rotating, stratified fluid flows

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This thesis describes a combined model and laboratory investigation of the generation and mutual interactions of fluid waves whose characteristic scales differ by an order of magnitude or more. The principal aims are to study how waves on one scale can generate waves on another, much shorter scale, and to examine the subsequent nonlinear feedback of the short waves on the long waves. The underlying motive is to better understand such interactions in rotating, stratified, planetary fluids su...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Geophysical and Planetary Fluid Dynamics
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Atmospheric,Oceanic and Planetary Physics
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Paul David Williams
Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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