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  • The dynamics of unsteady strait and sill flow 

    Pratt, Lawrence J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-04)
    The dynamics of steady and unsteady channel flow over large obstacles is studied analytically and numerically in an attempt to determine the applicability of classical hydraulic concepts to such flows. The study is motivated ...
  • An experimental study on mixing induced by gravity currents on a sloping bottom in a rotating fluid 

    Ohiwa, Mitchihiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-09)
    Mixing induced by gravity currents on a sloping bottom was studied through laboratory experiments in a rotating fluid. The dense fluid on the sloping bottom formed a gravity current that could be in regimes where the ...
  • A laboratory study of localized boundary mixing in a rotating stratified fluid 

    Wells, Judith R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-02)
    Oceanic observations indicate that abyssal mixing is localized in regions of rough topography. How locally mixed fluid interacts with the ambient fluid is an open question. Laboratory experiments explore the interaction ...
  • Quasigeostrophic flows and turbulence in a rotating homogeneous fluid 

    Colin de Verdiere, Alain (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-08)
    Stimulated by new evidence from both "in situ" oceanic observations and results from numerical modelling, a laboratory study of quasigeostrophic flow and turbulence in a rotating homogeneous fluid has been undertaken. Two ...
  • Rotating convection driven by differential bottom heating and its application 

    Park, Young-Gyu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    A convection experiment was done with a rotating rectangular tank as a model of oceanic meridional overturning circulation. Heat flux was fixed at one bottom end of the tank using an electrical heater. Temperature was ...