# I Derivation of Rossby number

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1. Nov 29, 2016

### meteo student

Hoping to get an intuitive idea of the derivation behind the Rossby number that isused in fluid mechanics(atmospheric and oceanographic sciences). I know what it is and how it is used but I want to know Rossby hit upon the idea of the number that is named after him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossby_number

Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
2. Nov 29, 2016