Flow Coherence: Distinguishing Cause from Effect

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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The geodesic transport theory unveils the especial fluid trajectory sets, referred to as Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS), that cause a flow to organize into ordered patterns. This is illustrated through the analysis of an oceanic flow dataset and contrasted with the tendency of a widely used flow diagnostic to carry coherence imprints as an effect of the influence of LCS on neighboring fluid trajectories.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric Sciences, RSMASUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

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