Eddy formation behind a coastal headland

P.A. Davies, J.M. Dakin, R.A. Falconer

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Abstract

The two-dimensional steady flow of a coastal flow past a headland has been considered. Results from a numerical model are presented to show the transient and steady state flow structures downstream of the headland, for a range of external parameters. It is demonstrated that the flows are of two types. The results show that the size of the attached eddy and the vorticity distribution within it are controlled strongly by the value of bottom friction parameter, though the maximum vorticity within the eddy depends only upon the incident flow velocity and the horizontal dimension of the obstruction. -Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-167
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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vorticity
eddy
bottom friction
two-dimensional flow
steady flow
flow structure
flow velocity
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distribution

Keywords

  • coastal flows
  • headlands
  • lee eddies
  • topographic effect, Coasts
  • Eddies
  • Headlands

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Davies, P. A., Dakin, J. M., & Falconer, R. A. (1995). Eddy formation behind a coastal headland. Journal of Coastal Research, 11(1), 154-167.
Davies, P.A. ; Dakin, J.M. ; Falconer, R.A. / Eddy formation behind a coastal headland. In: Journal of Coastal Research. 1995 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 154-167.
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In: Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1995, p. 154-167.

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