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Volume 31, No. 3
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Steady Large-Scale Ocean Flows in Spherical Coordinates

By Adrian Constantin  and Robin Stanley Johnson  
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We show that rotating spherical coordinates can and should be used for the study of steady, large-scale ocean flows, and describe the role of the stream function in simplifying the governing equations and for generating solutions.


Constantin, A., and R.S. Johnson. 2018. Steady large-scale ocean flows in spherical coordinates. Oceanography 31(3):42–50, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.308.

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