# Equatorially Trapped Convection in a Rapidly Rotating Shallow Shell.

@article{Benjamin2018EquatoriallyTC, title={Equatorially Trapped Convection in a Rapidly Rotating Shallow Shell.}, author={Miquel Benjamin and Xie Jin-Han and Featherstone Nicholas and Julien Keith and Knobloch Edgar}, journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics}, year={2018} }

Motivated by the recent discovery of subsurface oceans on planetary moons and the interest they have generated, we explore convective flows in shallow spherical shells of dimensionless gap width $\varepsilon^2\ll 1$ in the rapid rotation limit $\mathrm{E}\ll1$, where $\mathrm{E}$ is the Ekman number. We employ direct numerical simulations (DNS) of the Boussinesq equations to compute the local heat flux $\mathrm{Nu}(\lambda)$ as a function of the latitude $\lambda$ and use the results to…

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