Internal waves induced by potential vortices

Research paper by A.Kh Sekoyan, A. M. Ter-Krikorov

Indexed on: 01 Jan '98Published on: 01 Jan '98Published in: Fluid Dynamics


A linearized equation of the internal waves developing in an ideal stratified gas under the action of potential vortices concentrated in a vertical cylinder is obtained. The Cauchy problem for the internal wave equation with right side depending on the vortex intensity is solved by the integral transform method. In the case of a vortex filament the exact solution is found. Approximate formulas are obtained on the basis of the steady-phase method when the vorticity is exponentially stratified along the vertical. Expressions for the phase velocity and amplitude of the radial wave traveling away from the cylindrical vortex are found.