Experimental study of libration-driven zonal flows in non-axisymmetric containers

Abstract

Orbital dynamics that lead to longitudinal libration of celestial bodies also result in an elliptically deformed equatorial core-mantle boundary. The non-axisymmetry of the boundary leads to a topographic coupling between the assumed rigid mantle and the underlying low viscosity fluid. The present experimental study investigates the effect of non… (More)

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