BISAC NAT010000 Ecology
BISAC NAT045050 Ecosystems & Habitats / Coastal Regions & Shorelines
BISAC NAT025000 Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
BISAC NAT045030 Ecosystems & Habitats / Polar Regions
BISAC SCI081000 Earth Sciences / Hydrology
BISAC SCI092000 Global Warming & Climate Change
BISAC SCI020000 Life Sciences / Ecology
BISAC SCI039000 Life Sciences / Marine Biology
BISAC SOC053000 Regional Studies
BISAC TEC060000 Marine & Naval
It is shown that the process of eddy formation behind a coastal cape-like obstacle essentially depends on the method of generating the longshore current. Numerical simulations of the flow around a cape generated by transient longshore wind reveal different modes of eddy formation in rotating stratified environment depending on dimensionless parameters such as the Burger and Kibel-Rossby numbers, Bu and Ro, respectively. At Ro<0.6 depending on the magnitude of Bu either trapped anticyclonic or cyclonic eddy at Bu<0.2 or periodic eddy shedding at Bu>0.2 is realized. The eddies are weakened and stretched along the coastline at 0.4–0.61.4.
leeward eddy shedding, numerical simulation, Burger and Kibel-Rossby numbers
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