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Free Content Implications of conservation equations for the determination of absolute velocities

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The consequences of assuming that density is conserved in the problem of determining absolute velocities are investigated. Two questions are considered: (i) the constraints that the density must satisfy to be compatible with the assumed geostrophic and hydrostatic dynamics and (ii) whether and to what extent the indeterminacy in this dynamics is removed by this additional assumption.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1357/002224088785113388

Publication date: November 1, 1988

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