Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Monte-Carlo simulations of baroclinic vortices

S.M. Assada, C.C. Limb,*
aPhysics Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore bMathematical Sciences, RPI, Troy, NY 12180, USA

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This paper examines the practicality of using a Monte-Carlo algorithm to analyse the point vortex equilibrium statistical model of two-layer baroclinic and barotropic quasi-geostrophic vortices in the two-dimensional plane. The conserved quantity, angular momentum, serves to contine the vortices.

Keywords:  Monte-Carlo method; Equilibrium statistical mechanics; Heton model; Two-layer quasi-geostrophic flows; Angular momentum

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