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Fluid Dynamics pp 291-321 | Cite as

Rotating Fluids

  • Michel Rieutord
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

The most spectacular effect of rotation on a fluid flow is certainly the huge hurricanes surging up in the Earth’s atmosphere when the waters of the ocean are warm enough. These huge flows, so typical in pictures of the Earth, would not exist if the Earth were not rotating. They owe their existence to the Coriolis acceleration.

Keywords

Rossby Wave Coriolis Force Boundary Layer Flow Ekman Layer Rossby Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Rieutord
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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