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Mixed-region collapse in a stratified fluid

  • P. C. Manins (a1)

Abstract

A simplified theoretical model of a collapsing mixed region in a stably stratified fluid, as studied experimentally by Wu (1969), is presented. Unlike previous work the model describes the mixed region itself in the ‘principal stage’ of collapse. An inertia-buoyancy balance assumption is invoked, resulting in good quantitative agreement with Wu's results.

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Mixed-region collapse in a stratified fluid

  • P. C. Manins (a1)

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