Vortex generation by line plumes in a rotating stratified fluid

Abstract

We present the results of an experimental investigation of the generation of coherent vortical structures by buoyant line plumes in rotating fluids. Both uniform and stratified ambients are considered. By combining the scalings describing turbulent plumes and geostrophically balanced vortices, we develop a simple model which predicts the scale of the… (More)

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@inproceedings{BushVortexGB, title={Vortex generation by line plumes in a rotating stratified fluid}, author={John W. M. Bush and Andrew W Woods} }