Thermal Stability and the Suppression of Convection in a Rotating Fluid on Earth
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Thermal stability in a rotating fluid on earth is examined. Thermal stability refers here to the fluid state where convection is absent or at a minimum even in the presence of thermally induced density gradients. We examine the conditions which bring about thermal stability in a rotating fluid on earth through numerical simulations. It is shown that at least one thermal field exists for a rotating fluid with a gravitational background field where convection does not occur. The numerical model used is three-dimensional.
KeywordsRayleigh Number Rotation Rate Directional Solidification Coriolis Force Rotation Vector
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