Now showing items 1-3 of 3
Detecting and analyzing coherent structures in two-dimensional dynamical systems
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
The identification of coherent structures enhances the understanding of transport by complex flows such as those found at the ocean surface. The rapidly developing approach of Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCSs) is based ...
Diffusion-driven flows due to an obstruction layer
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
With the confirmation of experiments, two new concepts about diffusion-driven flow are discussed and demonstrated. Although Phillips- Wunsch flow has been shown to exist along sloping boundaries, it is shown here that even ...
Novel applications of diffusion-driven flow
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
Diffusion-driven flow is the result of a conflict between hydrostatic equilibrium in a density stratified fluid and the no-flux boundary condition that must be obeyed on impermeable boundaries that are sloping with respect ...