DYNAMICS OF A SMALL-SCALE OCEANIC FRONT UNDER WIND ACTION
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An unsteady model of the dynamics of a small-scale front in a two-layer stratified viscous fluid is proposed. An equation describing the evolution of a frontal surface is derived. An analogy is noted between the motion of an oceanic front under the action of wind and the propagation of a shock wave in a viscous gas. For a number of specific cases analytical solutions are obtained which determine the shape and slope of the frontal surface and the circulation of the fluid in the frontal zone.
IZVESTIYA AKADEMII NAUK SSSR FIZIKA ATMOSFERY I OKEANA
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