Buoyancy perturbations (-g ρ' / ρ0) in internal gravity waves generated by a compact source in a Boussinesq fluid

by Dale Durran, Rajul Pandya, and Lucas Harris

Positive (red) and negative (blue) buoyancy perturbations are plotted in a vertical plane. Observe that:

Zoom in to view fluid-parcel motions in the vicinity of the upper right arm.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ATM-0225441.

Last edited 16 Oct 08