Accession Number:

AD0691253

Title:

INERTIAL WAVES IN A ROTATING FLUID.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The problem of inertial waves in a rotating fluid, which is in a close analogy with the internal gravity waves in a stratified fluid, has been further explored. It is shown that transverse waves can exist in a rotating fluid provided their circular frequency is less than twice the angular velocity of the rotating frame. The wave energy is transported at right angles to the phase velocity. In a contained fluid, discrete modes may exist, and resonance is possible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE