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On the available energy of an axisymmetric vortex

Codoban, S. and Shepherd, T. G. (2006) On the available energy of an axisymmetric vortex. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 15 (4). pp. 401-407. ISSN 0941-2948

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0143

Abstract/Summary

A theory of available energy for axisymmetric circulations is presented. The theory is a generalization of the classical theory of available potential energy, in that it accounts for both thermal and angular momentum constraints on the circulation. The generalization relies on the Hamiltonian structure of the (conservative) dynamics, is exact at finite amplitude, and has a local form. Application of the theory is presented for the case of an axisymmetric vortex on an f -plane in the context of the Boussinesq equations.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:32061
Publisher:E. Schweizerbart

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