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Baroclinic waves in an air-filled thermally driven rotating annulus

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In this study an experimental investigation of baroclinic waves in air in a differentially heated rotating annulus is presented. Air has a Prandtl number of 0.707, which falls within a previously unexplored region of parameter space for baroclinic instability. The flow regimes encountered include steady waves, periodic amplitude vacillations, modulated amplitude vacillations, and either monochromatic or mixed wave number weak waves, the latter being characterized by having amplitudes less tha...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1103/PhysRevE.75.026301

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Research group:
Geophysical and planetary fluid dynamics
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Physical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Physical Review E Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
2
Pages:
026301
Publication date:
2007-02-01
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EISSN:
1550-2376
ISSN:
1539-3755
Language:
English
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ora:1644
Deposit date:
2008-03-14

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