Stratified flows

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In physics, what does it mean : Oceanic stratified flows encountering topographic obstacles?
 

Borg

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A stratified flow refers to water that is traveling in different speeds and directions depending on the depth.
 

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Often times the strata are differentiated by either a difference in temperature and/or salinity, and so there are layers that effectively have boundaries and do very little mixing. How These layered waters meet and go around obstacles can be quite interesting study.
 

jim mcnamara

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Thanks @Steelwolf & @Borg see Laminar flow for basic description of how this works-


Thermohaline conveyor, with regard to oceanic currents -
 

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