On the possibility of a convective vortex sheet in a fluid heated from below
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A theoretical explanation for equatorial accelerations is briefly reviewed. A simple laboratory dishpan experiment is suggested to explore the possibility of the formation in a fluid of what may be termed aconvective vortex sheet, characterized by a sharp zone of horizontal shear in the mean motion field and whose dynamics should tend to produce an equatorial acceleration.
KeywordsVortex Theoretical Explanation Vortex Sheet Motion Field Horizontal Shear
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