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By Roger Grimshaw (auth.), Roger Grimshaw (eds.)

The dynamics of flows in density-stratified fluids has been and continues to be now an incredible subject for clinical enquiry. Such flows come up in lots of contexts, starting from commercial settings to the oceanic and atmospheric environments. it's the latter subject that's the focal point of this ebook. either the sea and surroundings are characterized by means of the elemental vertical density stratification, and this option can impact the dynamics on all scales starting from the micro-scale to the planetary scale. the purpose of this ebook is to supply a “state-of-the-art” account of stratified flows as they're suitable to the sea and surroundings with a prime specialise in meso-scale phenomena; that's, on phenomena whose time and area scales are such that the density stratification is a dominant impression, in order that frictional and diffusive results at the one hand and the results of the earth’s rotation however should be considered as of much less value. This in flip ends up in an emphasis on inner waves.

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All other variables and parameters are described below. The phase speed of the linear long wave is determined by the eigenvalue problem with the normalisation The coefficients of dispersion and quadratic nonlinearity are the following integrals from the modal function at a particular depth 33 The cubic nonlinearity is more complex and defined as: where is the first correction to the nonlinear wave mode which is a solution of the ordinary differential equation with boundary conditions and the normalised condition The parameter is the Coriolis parameter where is the angular speed of the Earth and is the latitude.

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