Inviscid Dissipation Catalyzed by Topography. INI, Oct. 18, 2010. WK Dewar FSU. Collaborators: Prof. P. Berloff, Prof. A. Mc. Hogg, Prof. JC McWilliams. Work offered in the memory of PD Killworth. Global Ocean SST. An analysis of ocean power, after Wunsch and Ferrari, 2004.
INI, Oct. 18, 2010
Collaborators: Prof. P. Berloff, Prof. A. Mc. Hogg, Prof. JC McWilliams
Work offered in the memory of PD Killworth
And there is a related potential vorticity budget question.
Connection to theme
of School: Are these
processes that can be
represented as a stochastic process?
An ultra-fine embedded solution for Monterey Bay
Experiment used vertical walls, which don’t exist, really, in the open ocean.
What happens for, say, a seamount.
Some danger here, as topography is difficult to represent numerically.
Something very interesting happens at topography when balanced flow interactions with it.
What the hell is it?
Focus of the rest of the talk.
EOMs in density coordinates
and consider inviscid, adiabatic flow
Anticyclone/Cyclone Asymmetry captured, as are amplitudes, density overturnings, rates of development
Instability is not baroclinic
go to reduced gravity frame