Dynamics of Fronts and Frontal Instability

  • P. F. Linden
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 329)


Fronts and eddies in the ocean are intimately linked. Eddies are produced at fronts often by instability processes, while the deformation fields associated with eddy motions can lead to frontogenesis. I shall discuss this interplay between fronts and eddies by examining the instabilities of fronts and by describing the eddies produced by these instabilities at finite amplitude.


Rossby Wave Froude Number Phase Speed Coastal Current Rossby Radius 
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  • P. F. Linden
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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