Ja n 20 07 Phase transitions of barotropic flow coupled to a massive rotating sphere-derivation of a fixed point equation by the Bragg method

The kinetic energy of barotropic flow coupled to an infnitely massive rotating sphere by an unresolved complex torque mechanism is approximated by a discrete spin-lattice model of fluid vorticity on a rotating sphere, analogous to a one-step renormalized Ising model on a sphere with global interactions. The constrained energy functional is a function of… CONTINUE READING