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The influence of variable depth on steady zonal barotropic flow
Porter, G.H.; Rattray, M. (1964). The influence of variable depth on steady zonal barotropic flow. Dtsch. Hydrogr. Z. 17(4): 164-174
In: Deutsche hydrographische Zeitschrift = German Journal of Hydrography. Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)/Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut: Hamburg; Rostock. ISSN 0012-0308, more
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  • Porter, G.H.
  • Rattray, M.

    Solutions are obtained in frictionless, steady barotropic flow for the effect of simple bathymetric features on an initially uniform zonal current. For flow towards the west, an infinitely long ridge or valley causes an infinite streamline deflection while for flow towards the east, either an infinite deflection or a stationary Rossby, wave pattern may occur. Several examples are given which illustrate the behavior of these waves.

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