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  • Hydraulics and instabilities of quasi-geostrophic zonal flows 

    Ralph, Elise A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-09)
    The thesis addresses the applicability of traditional hydraulic theory to an unstable, mid-latitude jet where the only wave present is the Rossby wave modified by shear. While others (Armi 1989, Pratt 1989, Haynes et ...
  • Predicting eddy detachment from thin jets 

    Ralph, Elise A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-08)
    Using a semi-geostrophic, reduced gravity thin jet model, we analytically study the evolution of initial meanders into pinched-off rings. The model used is similar to the path equation developed by Flierl and Robinson ...