Dense gravity currents in a rotating, adverse, converging channel

A.J.S. Cuthbertson, P.A. Davies, J. Laanearu, A.K. Wåhlin

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    Results are presented from a series of laboratory experiments on dense bottom gravity currents in an inclined, submerged, rotating and convergent vee-shaped channel. Density and velocity profile measurements across and along the channel are compared with theoretical model predictions based upon rotating (inviscid) hydraulics and Ekman dynamics, respectively. Good qualitative agreement is demonstrated, with quantitative discrepancies attributed to turbulent entrainment and mixing processes omitted from the theoretical models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2010
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


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