- Show that the vertical velocity within a shallow-water system is given
Interpret this result, showing that it
gives sensible answers at the top and bottomof the fluid layer
- In an adiabatic shallow water fluid in a rotating reference frame
show that the potential vorticity conservation law
where is the
height of the free surface and is the height of the bottom
topography, both referenced to the same flat surface.
- Consider rotating two layer shallow water system with flat bottom
. Find the linear dispersion relation for waves in this system.
- We have used in class the property
Is this correct? If yes, prove it, if not, suggest an alternative.
- extra credit
In the shallow water equations show that, if the flow is
approximately geostrophically balanced, the energy at large scales
is predominantly potential energy andthat energy at small scales is
predominantly kinetic energy. Define precisely what ``large scale'' and
``small scale'' mean in this context.
Dr Yuri V Lvov