Ageostrophic Shallow-Water Turbulence on the Sphere

James Cho
Queen Mary, University of London
School of Physics and Astronomy

Results from shallow-water turbulence simulations on a rotating sphere are presented. Emphasis is on the ageostrophic behavior under large-scale forcing, a situation not much studied in the past. Some applications in astrophysics, including hot atmospheres of spin-orbit synchronized planets, are discussed.

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