Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Coastal cooling/heating events: Laboratory experiments

Authors :
Rowiński, P.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland, pawelr@igf.edu.pl,
Nikora, V.
Engineering Department, University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Scotland, UK, v.nikora@abdn.ac.uk,
Majewski, W.
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, ul. Podleśna 61, 01-673 Warszawa, Poland, Wojciech_Majewski@imgw.pl,
Aberle, J.
Leichtweiss-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig, Beethovenstr. 51, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany, j.aberle@tu-bs.de,
Dittrich, A.
Leichtweiss-Institut of Hydraulic Engineering (LWI), Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Beethovenstrasse 51a, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany, a.dittrich@tu-bs.de,
Brovchenko, I.
Ukrainian Center of Environmental and Water Projects Glushkova Prospect 42, 03187, Kiev, Ukraine, brovchik@env.kiev.ua,
Demchenko, N.
Atlantic Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences Prospect Mira 1, 236000 Kaliningrad, Russia, ndemchenko@mail.ru,
Abstract : We report the results of laboratory experiments on water heating/cooling, performed in 5 m long water channel with a slope. About 63 series of photos were analyzed: for 3 locations, for 3 bottom slopes (3.7, 6.7 and 12 degrees) and for different Ra numbers. It was pointed out that there exist two types of mixing characterizing different circulations in the presence of slope: gravity current and undersurface jet; the thermal bar is the region where one type of mixing is replaced by another; the highest speed and flowrate are at the break point; the flow is three-dimensional.

Keywords : flowrate, lake’s thermal bar, coastal heating event, coastal cooling event,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2007
Number : Vol. 55, no. 1
Page : 56 – 64

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DOI :
Qute : Rowiński, P. ,Nikora, V. ,Majewski, W. ,Aberle, J. ,Dittrich, A. ,Brovchenko, I. ,Demchenko, N. ,Demchenko, N. , Coastal cooling/heating events: Laboratory experiments. Acta Geophysica Vol. 55, no. 1/2007
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