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The line of dye will only be stretched. Moreover, the same vertical line of dye will suffer only small changes in shape when the perturbation velocity has an oblique orientation to the rotation axis, because of the rotational restoring force that acts on such perturbations. By applying these qualitative considerations to a material column of fluid lying parallel to the axis of rotation, we can conclude that such a column will tend to remain nearly parallel to the axis when subject to torques that ordinarily would “bend” the column.

Of California Press, Berkeley. Stommel, H. , Arons, A. , and Faller, A. J. (1958). Some Examples of Stationary Planetary Flows. Tellus 10, 179-187. Veronis, G. (1973). Large Scale Ocean Circulation. Adv. Appl. Mech. 13, 1-92. Warren, B. A. (1963). Topographic Influences on the Gulf Stream. Tellus 15, 167-183. 1 Review of Nonrotating Shallow Water Theory Let z = h(x, y , t ) denote the height of the free surface of a liquid relative to the nonrotating bottom (z = 0), let w*(x, y, z, t ) denote the vertical component of velocity, V2* the horizontal component, p * the pressure fieId, and V2 the horizontal part of the nabla operator.

Mar. Res. 1, 239-263. Rouse, H. (1961). ” Dover, New York. Whitehead, J. , and Knox, R. A. (1974). Rotating Hydraulics of Strait and Sill Flows. Geophys. Fluid Dynamics (in press). 2) for the relative velocity.

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