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The Role of the Earth’s Rotation: Fundamentals – Rotation and Stratification Influenced Dynamics

  • Kolumban HutterEmail author
  • Yongqi Wang
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
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Part of the Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AGEM, volume 2)

Abstract

In Chaps. 7 and 8 of Volume I, an introduction was given to the mathematical treatment of linear waves in general and to water waves in particular. To isolate the specific properties of water waves with a free surface, the influence of the rotation of the reference frame was not considered. Here, our aim is to elucidate the role played by the rotation of the reference frame – the Earth – in the dynamics of large water masses such as ponds, lakes, and the ocean.

Keywords

Internal Wave Rossby Wave Stratify Fluid Baroclinic Mode Surface Gravity Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kolumban Hutter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongqi Wang
    • 2
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
    • 3
  1. 1.c/o Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau Hydrologie und Glaziologie ETH-ZentrumETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesKaliningradRussia

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