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Floquet stability of oscillating boundary layers on adiabatic slopes

  title={Floquet stability of oscillating boundary layers on adiabatic slopes},
  author={Bryan Kaiser and Lawrence J. Pratt},
The presence of a no-slip, impermeable, adiabatic, sloped boundary in an otherwise quiescent, stably stratified, Boussinesq flow generates baroclinic vorticity within a diffusive boundary layer. Such conditions are typical of the oscillating boundary layers on adiabatic abyssal slopes, sloped lake bathymetry, and sloped coastal bathymetry in the absence of high-wavenumber internal waves, mean flows, far-field turbulence on larger scales, and resonant tidal-bathymetric interaction. We… 


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