EGU2020-11603, updated on 12 Jun 2020
EGU General Assembly 2020
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Variational Model Reduction for Rotating Geophysical Flows with Full Coriolis Force

Gözde Özden1,2 and Marcel Oliver1
Gözde Özden and Marcel Oliver
  • 1Jacobs University Bremen, Mathematics, Germany (
  • 2Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, Germany

Consider the motion of a rotating fluid governed by the Boussinesq equations with full Coriolis parameter. This is contrary to the so-called ''traditional approximation'' in which the horizontal part of the Coriolis parameter is zero. The model is obtained using variational principle which depends on Lagrangian dynamics. The full Coriolis force is used since the horizontal component of the angular velocity has a crucial role in that it introduces a dependence on the direction of the geostrophic flow in the horizontal geostrophical plane. We aim that singularity near the equatorial region can be solved with this assumption. This gives a consistent balance relation for any latitude on the Earth. We follow the similar strategy to that Oliver and Vasylkevych (2016) for the system to derive the Euler-Poincaré equations. Firstly, the system is transformed into desired scale giving the differences with the other scales. We derive the balance model Lagrangian as called L1 model, R. Salmon, using Hamiltonian principles. Near identity transformation is applied to simplify the Hamiltonian. Whole calculations are done considering the smallness assumption of the Rossby number. Long term, we aim that results help to understand the global energy cycle with the goal of validity and improving climate models.

How to cite: Özden, G. and Oliver, M.: Variational Model Reduction for Rotating Geophysical Flows with Full Coriolis Force, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-11603,, 2020

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