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Instability of a two-layer density front in a rotating stratified fluid

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In this talk we discuss results obtained for a baroclinic front investigated in laboratory experiments and with DNS . A rotating tank is stably stratified with two layers of different density and shear is driven by a cyclonic rotating lid at the surface. We discuss new aspects of the frontal dynamics such as the existence (or not) of interfacial Ekman layers, Holmboe and KH instability, Rossby Kelvin instability and the application of the results to geophysical flows.

This talk is part of the Fluid Mechanics (DAMTP) series.

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