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Kelvin-Helmholtz billow evolution from a localized source

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dc.creator Smyth, William D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-30T19:22:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-30T19:22:22Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Smyth, W. D. (2004). Kelvin-Helmholtz billow evolution from a localized source. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 130, 2753-2766. doi:10.1256/qj.03.226 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/18615
dc.description.abstract The envelope function for Kelvin–Helmholtz billows growing from a point disturbance is derived on the basis of linear perturbation theory. The result describes an elliptical patch of billows that expands linearly in time as the billows grow. An analytical model of the dispersion relation is used to derive quantitative expressions for the spreading rate and ellipticity of the patch as functions of the bulk Richardson number. The theoretical results are verified using a combination of two- and three-dimensional nonlinear simulations, and are compared with visual observations of billow patches in the atmosphere. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation grant OCE0095640. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 130 (2004) en
dc.subject Instability en
dc.subject Stratified shear flow en
dc.subject Turbulence en
dc.title Kelvin-Helmholtz billow evolution from a localized source en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1256/qj.03.226


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