Difference between revisions of "Planetary vorticity effect"

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The effect of the [[variation]] of the earth's [[vorticity]] with latitude in altering  the [[relative vorticity]] of a flow with a [[meridional]] component.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">A fluid with a [[free surface]] in a rotating cylinder will exhibit a corresponding effect, owing to  the shrinking or stretching of radially displaced columns. <br/>''See'' [[beta plane]], [[vorticity equation]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The effect of the [[variation]] of the earth's [[vorticity]] with latitude in altering  the [[relative vorticity]] of a flow with a [[meridional]] component.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">A fluid with a [[free surface]] in a rotating cylinder will exhibit a corresponding effect, owing to  the shrinking or stretching of radially displaced columns. <br/>''See'' [[beta-plane|beta plane]], [[vorticity equation]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 25 April 2012



planetary vorticity effect

The effect of the variation of the earth's vorticity with latitude in altering the relative vorticity of a flow with a meridional component.

A fluid with a free surface in a rotating cylinder will exhibit a corresponding effect, owing to the shrinking or stretching of radially displaced columns.
See beta plane, vorticity equation.