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Higher-Order Baroclinicity (II)Interpretation of Lake Data with Rotating and Non-rotating Models

  • 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 parts A and B of the last chapter, two sources of higher order baroclinicity were looked at (1) a two-layer fluid system with a diffusive interface and (2) a three-layer configuration with two sharp interfaces due to the presence of a thermocline and a chemocline. In this chapter we give further field evidences of higher order baroclinicity. Both cases are to a certain extent idealized; in a realistic situation, density changes are generally less abrupt and should be represented by using a thermal equation of state ρ = ρ(T, s) from measured temperature and electrical conductivity profiles. If this argument is consistently adopted, this would, strictly, mean that a numerical model for a stratified lake should be based on a multi-layer model, e.g. with linear density variation across each layer. For reasons of accurate determination of the phase speeds of the higher baroclinic seiche, this should be done so, even if only fundamental (V1) and first higher order (V2) modes are of interest.

Keywords

Internal Wave Phase Speed Baroclinic Mode South Basin Main Basin 
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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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