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Quasi-geostrophic jet-like flow with obstructions.

Quasi-geostrophic jet-like flow with obstructions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 921, A12. doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.501

Jet-like flows are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and oceans, and thus a thorough investigation of their behaviour in rotating systems is fundamental. Nevertheless, how they are affected by vegetation or, generally speaking, by obstructions is a crucial aspect which has been poorly investigated up to now. The aim of the present paper is to propose an analytical model developed for jet-like flows in the presence of both obstructions and the Coriolis force. In this investigation the jet-like flow is assumed homogeneous, turbulent and quasi-geostrophic, and with the same density as the surrounding fluid. Laws of momentum deficit, length scales, velocity scales and jet centreline are analytically deduced. These analytical solutions are compared with some experimental data obtained using the Coriolis rotating platform at LEGI-Grenoble (France), showing a good agreement.
Mossa, M., Goldshmid, R., Liberzon, D., Eletta Negretti, M., Sommeria, J., Termini, D., & De Serio, F. (2021)

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