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Velocity Field in Vortices Leeward of Islands

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  • 1 Dept. of Physics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. and Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Gloucester Pt., VG.
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Abstract

The Navier Stokes equation for an isolated axisymmetric viscous vortex is applied to determine the peak wind speeds in vortices leeward of the Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Madeira islands which are shown in TIROS and Gemini photographs of the region. The estimates of the wind speeds range from 2.6 to 6 m sec−1 (5–12 kt) for the clearly discernible vortices.

Abstract

The Navier Stokes equation for an isolated axisymmetric viscous vortex is applied to determine the peak wind speeds in vortices leeward of the Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Madeira islands which are shown in TIROS and Gemini photographs of the region. The estimates of the wind speeds range from 2.6 to 6 m sec−1 (5–12 kt) for the clearly discernible vortices.

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