Residual Circulations Due to Bottom Roughness Variability under Tidal Flows

@inproceedings{Gross1994ResidualCD,
  title={Residual Circulations Due to Bottom Roughness Variability under Tidal Flows},
  author={Thomas F. Gross and Francisco E. Werner},
  year={1994}
}
Abstract Tidal flows over irregular bathymetry are known to produce residual circulation flows due to nonlinear interaction with gradients of depth. Using the depth-averaged vorticity equations, the generation of residual vorticity and residual flows due to variation of the frictional coefficient are examined. The authors find that the contribution due to bottom roughness variations can be as large as that arising from gradients of depth and velocity. Specific cases are considered on the… CONTINUE READING