Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 117–123

On instability of elliptical hetons

  • Mikhail Sokolovskiy
  • Jacques Verron
  • Xavier Carton
  • Vladimir Gryanik
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00162-009-0107-8

Cite this article as:
Sokolovskiy, M., Verron, J., Carton, X. et al. Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn. (2010) 24: 117. doi:10.1007/s00162-009-0107-8


Using the method of contour surgery, we examine the evolution of an initially vertically aligned elliptical heton. A classification of quasi-stable and unstable regimes for the case of two-layered vortex structure is suggested.


Elliptical vortexVortex instabilityHeton



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Sokolovskiy
    • 1
  • Jacques Verron
    • 2
  • Xavier Carton
    • 3
  • Vladimir Gryanik
    • 4
  1. 1.Water Problems Institute of RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et IndustrielsUMR 5519, CNRSGrenoble CedexFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Physique des OcéansUFR Sciences, UBOBrestFrance
  4. 4.Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany