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Free Content Linear theory of the effect of a sloping boundary on circulation in a homogeneous laboratory model

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Griffiths and Veronis (1997) reported observations of the effect of a sloping boundary on the circulation in a sliced-cylinder model of wind-driven circulation in which the flow is driven by the relative rotation of the top lid. A summary of observations for the nearly linear case is given here along with the linear analysis based on the theory of a rotating homogeneous fluid. Good agreement between the two is obtained, and the (straightforward) physics of the system is described.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1998

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