Rotating Hydraulic Control. 1997 Summer Study Program.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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The topic of the thirty ninth year of the program, Rotating Hydraulic Control, was principally centered about those nonlinear problems in which either a free surface or internal stratification is so modified by flow that it acts to choke off increased flux as the forcing is increased. It is a peculiar form of convection, which shares many constraints with more general buoyancy driven motion but which has its own internal limits. These make the studies both unique and interesting. This years principal lectures were given by Larry Pratt with additional lectures by Doron Nof, Dan Ohlsen, and Peter Killworth, but also with a single Physical Oceanography lecture reviewing applications in the ocean by the director. The program involved the participation of most of the founders of this young field of study and the lecture notes summarize a sizable percentage of the present understanding.
- Fluid Mechanics