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The formation of hydraulic jumps in a rotating, continuously stratified system.

By Robert Paul Kurth


Approved for public release; distribution is unlimitedThe formation of hydraulic jumps in a rotating, continuously stratified, Boussinesq fluid is investigated. A scale analysis indicates that jump-formation cases should be separated from non-jump cases by the curve F=ARo(2) where Ro and F are the initial Rossby and Froude numbers, respectively. Numerical solutions verify the curve up to F=0.3 and show that A is in the range 6.0 to 7.5. The solutions for F=1.0 are examined in considerable detail. The results of this paper extend the work of Houghton and Williams and Hori.http://archive.org/details/formationofhydra00kurtLieutenant, United States Nav

Topics: Meteorology, Hydraulic jumps, Continuously stratified fluid, Primative equations, Rotating fluid, Squall line
Publisher: Monterey, California ; Naval Postgraduate School
Year: 1971
OAI identifier: oai:calhoun.nps.edu:10945/15726

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