Ekman spiral

espiral de Ekman

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  • Ekman spiral — The Ekman spiral refers to a structure of currents or winds near a horizontal boundary in which the flow direction rotates as one moves away from the boundary. It derives its name from the Swedish oceanographer Vagn Ekman. The deflection of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman — can refer to *Carl Gustaf Ekman, (1872 – 1945) a Swedish politician *Erik Leonard Ekman, (1883 1931) a Swedish botanist *Gösta Ekman (junior), (1939 ) a Swedish actor *Gösta Ekman (senior), (1890 1938) a Swedish actor *Hasse Ekman, (1915 – 2004)… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman transport — Ekman transport, named for Vagn Walfrid Ekman, is the natural process by which wind causes movement of water near the ocean surface. Each layer of water in the ocean drags with it the layer beneath. Thus the movement of each layer of water is… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman layer — In standard boundary layer theory, the effects of viscous diffusion are usually balanced by convective inertia. When a fluid rotates, however, the dominant balance may instead be struck between diffusion effects and the Coriolis force. Under… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman, V Walfrid — ▪ Swedish scientist born May 3, 1874, Stockholm died March 9, 1954, Gostad, near Stockaryd, Swed.  Swedish physical oceanographer best known for his studies of the dynamics of ocean currents. The common oceanographic terms Ekman layer, denoting… …   Universalium

  • Ekman current meter — The Ekman current meter is a mechanical flowmeter invented by Vagn Walfrid Ekman a Swedish oceanographer, in 1903. It comprises a propeller with a mechanism to record the number of revolutions, a compass and a recorder with which to record the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman water bottle — The Ekman water bottle is a sea water temperature sample device. The cylinder is dropped at the desired depth, the trap door below is opened to let the water enter and then closed tightly. This can be repeated at different depths as each sample… …   Wikipedia

  • Ekman , Vagn Walfrid — (1874–1954) Swedish oceanographer Ekman, the son of an oceanographer, was born in the Swedish capital of Stockholm and educated at the University of Uppsala, graduating in 1902. He worked at the International Laboratory for Oceanographic Research …   Scientists

  • Ekman layer — The layer of transition between the surface boundary layer, where shearing stress is constant, and the free atmosphere, where the atmosphere is treated as an ideal fluid in approximate geostrophic equilibrium. Also called a spiral layer …   Aviation dictionary

  • Espiral de Ekman — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El espiral de Ekman es un modelo teórico que explica el movimiento de las capas de un fluido por la acción del efecto de Coriolis. Contenido 1 Origen del término 2 Cómo se produce el efecto 3 Referencias …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vagn Walfrid Ekman — Infobox Scientist name =Vagn Walfrid Ekman box width = image width =150px caption =Vagn Walfrid Ekman birth date = May 3, 1874 birth place = Stockholm death date = March 9, 1954 death place = Gostad residence = citizenship = nationality = Swedish …   Wikipedia

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