Building a Maxey–Riley framework for surface ocean inertial particle dynamics

  title={Building a Maxey–Riley framework for surface ocean inertial particle dynamics},
  author={Francisco J Beron-Vera and Maria Josefina Olascoaga and Philippe Miron},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
A framework for the study of surface ocean inertial particle motion is built from the Maxey--Riley set. A new set is obtained by vertically averaging each term of the original set, adapted to account for Earth's rotation effects, across the extent of a sufficiently small spherical particle that floats at an assumed unperturbed air--sea interface with unsteady nonuniform winds and ocean currents above and below, respectively. The inertial particle velocity is shown to exponentially decay in time… 

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