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On the flow induced in a thermally stratified fluid by a source of heat

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dc.contributor.author Knox, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-22T18:39:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-22T18:39:18Z
dc.date.issued 1971-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1239
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 1971 en
dc.description.abstract The flow produced by an infinitely long horizontal heated strip in a thermally stratified fluid is examined theoretically. For strong stratification a long flat convection cell or tongue results. Profiles of velocity and temperature anomaly are displayed and contrasted with the profiles which would obtain if the temperature anomaly were only a passive tracer. The effects of small nonlineari ties are computed by perturbation methods and the profile alterations thus produced are discussed. A laboratory experiment set up to demonstrate the major features of this circulation is described. Qualitative agreement between theory and experiment is obtained, and certain of the predicted nonlinear effects are observed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funds for the thesis research came from the National Science Foundation under grants AOl6l3 and Al2773 and are gratefully acknowledged.
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Theses en
dc.subject Hydrodynamics en
dc.title On the flow induced in a thermally stratified fluid by a source of heat en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/1239


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