Vortices on a sphere

    G. Alobaidi Affiliation
    ; M. C. Haslam Affiliation
    ; R. Mallier Affiliation


We consider flows on a spherical surface and use a streamfunction formulation to derive a nonlinear equation governing steady‐state flows in that geometry. We present some new vortex solutions to this equation.

First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010

Keyword : flows on a sphere, streamfunction, vortex

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Alobaidi, G., Haslam, M. C., & Mallier, R. (2006). Vortices on a sphere. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 11(4), 357-364.
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Dec 31, 2006
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