Physical Prerequisites of the Laboratory Simulation of Large-Scale Rossby Vortices and Galactic Spiral Structures
The simulation of astrophysical phenomena, described in this book, is not based on their outward resemblance to the structures observed in the experiments but rather on the generality of the physical laws governing the dynamics of both laboratory and real-life phenomena, despite the immense difference in their spatial and temporal scales. To illustrate this generality, we start with a very instructive example.
KeywordsShallow Water Liquid Layer Froude Number Laboratory Simulation Physical Prerequisite
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