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Generation of shear flows and vortices in rotating anelastic convection.

  title={Generation of shear flows and vortices in rotating anelastic convection.},
  author={Laura K. Currie and Steven M. Tobias},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  • Laura K. Currie, Steven M. Tobias
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Fluid Dynamics
  • We consider the effect of stratification on systematic, large-scale flows generated in anelastic convection. We present results from three-dimensional numerical simulations of convection in a rotating plane layer in which the angle between the axis of rotation and gravity is allowed to vary. This model is representative of different latitudes of a spherical body. We consider two distinct parameter regimes: (i) weakly rotating and (ii) rapidly rotating. In each case, we examine the effect of… CONTINUE READING

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