Rossby Vortices, Spiral Structures, Solitons

Astrophysics and Plasma Physics in Shallow Water Experiments

  • Mikhail V. Nezlin
  • Evgenii N. Snezhkin

Part of the Springer Series in Nonlinear Dynamics book series (SSNONLINEAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 1-3
  3. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 5-30
  4. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 31-34
  5. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 67-79
  6. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 107-127
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    Pages 129-153
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    Pages 155-164
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    Pages 165-175
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    Pages 177-183
  11. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 185-188
  12. Mikhail V. Nezlin, Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    Pages 189-205
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 207-227

About this book

Introduction

This book can be looked upon in more ways than one. On the one hand, it describes strikingly interesting and lucid hydrodynamic experiments done in the style of the "good old days" when the physicist needed little more than a piece of string and some sealing wax. On the other hand, it demonstrates how a profound physical analogy can help to get a synoptic view on a broad range of nonlinear phenomena involving self-organization of vortical structures in planetary atmo­ spheres and oceans, in galaxies and in plasmas. In particular, this approach has elucidated the nature and the mechanism of such grand phenomena as the Great of galaxies. A number of our Red Spot vortex on Jupiter and the spiral arms predictions concerning the dynamics of spiral galaxies are now being confirmed by astronomical observations stimulated by our experiments. This book is based on the material most of which was accumulated during 1981-88 in close cooperation with our colleagues, experimenters from the Plasma Physics Department of the Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (S. V. Antipov, A. S. Trubnikov, AYu. Rylov, AV. Khutoretsky) and astrophysics theoreticians from the Astronomical Council of the USSR Academy of Sciences (AM. Frid­ man) and from the Volgograd State University (AG. Morozov). To all of them we wish to express our gratitude. Whenever we speak of "our experiments", the participation of the entire team is implied.

Keywords

Plasma Plasmaphysik Rossby vortices Rossby-Wirbel Solitonen Spiralgalaxien collision drift solitons galaxy great red spot of Jupiter particles plasmas shallow water spiral galaxies structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Mikhail V. Nezlin
    • 1
  • Evgenii N. Snezhkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Scientific Center “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-88122-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88124-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88122-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-2535
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