A phase space analysis of baroclinic flow
Abstract
The qualitative dynamics of a baroclinic flow experiment are studied by constructing phase space coordinates from a single time series. As the stress on the flow is increased we observe steady, periodic, quasiperiodic, and chaotic flow. The chaotic attractor we observe near the transition has the appearance of a thickened torus.
 Publication:

Physics Letters A
 Pub Date:
 August 1982
 DOI:
 10.1016/03759601(82)902535
 Bibcode:
 1982PhLA...91...22F
 Keywords:

 Baroclinic Instability;
 Fluid Filled Shells;
 PhaseSpace Integral;
 Rotating Cylinders;
 Time Series Analysis;
 Flow Theory;
 Fluid Dynamics;
 Oscillating Flow;
 Periodic Variations;
 Steady Flow;
 Stochastic Processes;
 Toruses;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer