Analytic, baroclinic solutions to Euler's equation for a rotating fluid in an external gravitational field are obtained by a nonlinear superposition of two or more barotropes. As an example, the addition of a constant angular momentum toroid to a rigid rotor barotrope is shown to generate large, thick baroclinic toroids with steep central funnels and favorable local stability properties.

Baroclinic Toroidal Figures of Equilibrium

Lanza, Antonio;
1989

Abstract

Analytic, baroclinic solutions to Euler's equation for a rotating fluid in an external gravitational field are obtained by a nonlinear superposition of two or more barotropes. As an example, the addition of a constant angular momentum toroid to a rigid rotor barotrope is shown to generate large, thick baroclinic toroids with steep central funnels and favorable local stability properties.
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10.1086/167716
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/doi/10.1086/167716
Amendt, P.; Lanza, Antonio; Abramowicz, M. A.
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