Lobe shedding from propagating vortices

Citation:
Carnevale, GF, Kloosterziel RC.  1994.  Lobe shedding from propagating vortices. Physica D. 76:147-167.

Date Published:

Sep

Keywords:

barotropic vortices, beta-plane, filamentation, flow, laboratory experiments, modons, stability, stratified fluid, topography, vortex

Abstract:

Associated with intense propagating vortices is a separatrix defining a region of fluid that is transported with the vortex. The distortion of this separatrix, under external perturbations, leads to entrainment and detrainment of fluid. The detrained fluid is shed in lobes in the wake of the vortex. Examples of this phenomenon for a propagating monopole and dipole are provided from rotating-tank experiments and numerical simulations.

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DOI:

10.1016/0167-2789(94)90256-9