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V. Gryanik

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, 3, Pyzhevskiy Lane, Moscow, 109017, Russia
Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, Postfach 12 0161, D-27515 Bremerhaven
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow, Russia,
Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, Bremenhaven, Germany


Gryanik V. M., Sokolovskiy M. A., Verron J.
Dynamics of heton-like vortices
2006, vol. 11, no. 3, pp.  383-434
Studies of the properties of vortex motions in a stably stratified and fast rotating fluid that can be described by the equation for the evolution of a potential vortex in the quasi-geostrophic approximation are reviewed. Special attention is paid to the vortices with zero total intensity (the so-called hetons). The problems considered include self-motion of discrete hetons, the stability of a solitary distributed heton, and the interaction between two finite-core hetons. New solutions to the problems of three or more discrete vortices with a heton structure are proposed. The existence of chaotic regimes is revealed. The range of applications of the heton theory and the prospects for its future application, particularly in respect, to the analysis of the dynamic stage in the development of deep ocean convection, are discussed.
Keywords: heton, point vortex, finite-core vortex, two-layer fluid
Citation: Gryanik V. M., Sokolovskiy M. A., Verron J.,  Dynamics of heton-like vortices , Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2006, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 383-434
DOI: 10.1070/RD2006v011n03ABEH000361

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