Rotating dense currents on a slope . Part 1 . Stability

@inproceedings{Sutherland2004RotatingDC,
  title={Rotating dense currents on a slope . Part 1 . Stability},
  author={B. R. Sutherland and Joshua T. Nault and KERIANNE YEWCHUK and GORDON E. SWATERS},
  year={2004}
}
Using a novel experimental set-up, we examine the stability of an axisymmetric dense current of fluid on a sloping bottom in a rotating frame of reference. In a cylindrical tank on a rotating table, saline fluid is injected through an annular mesh encircling a cone of 1/15 slope. The resulting ring of fluid becomes unstable to periodic sinusoidal waves, whose characteristics are examined as a function of the ambient fluid depth, the rotation rate, and the salinity and depth of the dense current… CONTINUE READING

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