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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Adrian Constantin,
Emeritus Professor Robin Johnson
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© 2019 Author(s). An asymptotic analysis, based solely on a small shallow-water parameter, produces a generalisation of the classical Ekman spiral which combines all the relevant physical processes, including nonlinearity, in a balance of terms at leading order. This new approach is applicable both at mid-latitudes (where linearity prevails) and near the Equator (where classical Ekman fails so that nonlinear effects have to be included).
Author(s): Constantin A, Johnson RS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Physics of Fluids
Online publication date: 04/02/2019
Acceptance date: 12/01/2019
ISSN (print): 1070-6631
ISSN (electronic): 1089-7666
Publisher: A I P Publishing LLC
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