Fig. 4.64 An inertial solution in a model basin for two values of f.

4.4.3 Veronis model

The dynamical effects due to the nonlinear advection term can be explored through a model based on the shallow-water equation (Veronis, 1966). In his study, the model is formulated for a single-layer ocean under wind stress forcing and a linear bottom friction. The complete momentum equation also includes the time-dependent term and the nonlinear advection term d -> -> Vhp _ T

where H = const is the layer thickness. The next crucial assumption implicitly made in this model is that layer thickness perturbations remain much smaller than the undisturbed layer thickness. As a result, the continuity equation is

and we can introduce a streamfunction

The corresponding vorticity equation is


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