Rotation effects on wall-bounded flows - some laboratory experiments
Book chapter by Dr Rebecca Lingwood with P Henrik Alfredsson, in Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights From Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations, edited by Thomas von Larcher and Paul D Williams, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Book Series, Wiley, 85pp., hardback, ISBN: 978-1-118-85593-5.
Published November 2014
The chapter, 'Rotation effects on wall-bounded flows - some laboratory experiments', describes clearly that rotation plays an important amount, if not dominant role in many geophysical sitations, whether it be in the atmosphere or the oceans. However, for these flows there are also other competing effects, such as temperature and density stratification. We have highlighted some cases where rotation drastically changes, or is responsible for setting up, the flow field and where the resulting flow fields are preferably studied through laboratory experiments. The examples given are intended, through some general flow cases, to describe various aspects of rotation and how it affects stability, transition, and turbulence.
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Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations provides a broad overview of recent progress in using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to model atmospheric and oceanic fluid motions. The volume not only surveys novel research topics in laboratory experimentation, but also highlights recent development in corresponding computational simulations. As computing power grows exponentially and better numerical codes are developed, the interplay between numerical simulations and laboratory experiments is gaining paramount importance within the scientific community. The lessons learnt from the laboratory-model comparisons in this volume act as a source of inspiration for the next generation of experiments and simulations. Volume highlights include:
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