Accession Number:

ADA402957

Title:

Internal Waves Generated by a Vortex Pair

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTHEAST CONSORTIUM FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION PORT ROYAL VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Both observations and direct numerical simulations have shown that convecting storms create significant internal gravity wave activity. However, the physical mechanism for gravity wave generation is not clear. In this work, numerical simulations of a simple vortex model of convection have been performed for three different cases a constant density case a constant Brunt-Vasala frequency case and a case with two layers, each with its own Brunt-Vasala frequency.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE