M.A. Sokolovskiy, J. Verron, X.J. Carton. The formation of new quasi-stationary vortex patterns from the interaction of two identical vortices in a rotating fluid. Ocean Dynamics, 2018, v. 68, N 6, pp. 723-733.
Within the framework of the quasi-geostrophic approximation, the interactions of two identical initially circular vortex patches are studied using the contour dynamics/surgery method. The cases of barotropic vortices and of vortices in the upper layer of a two-layer fluid are considered. Diagrams showing the end states of vortex interactions and, in particular, the new regime of vortex triplet formation are constructed for a wide range of external parameters. This paper shows that, in the nonlinear evolution of two such (like-signed) vortices, the filaments and vorticity fragments surrounding the merged vortex often collapse into satellite vortices. Therefore, the conditions for the formation and the quasi-steady motions of a new type of triplet-shaped vortex structure are obtained.
2018Vavilin V.A., Rytov S.V., Lokshina L.Y. Modelling the specific pathway of CH4 and CO2 formation using carbon isotope fractionation: an example for a boreal mesotrophic fen / Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
2018V.A. Vavilin, S.V. Rytov, L.Y. Lokshina. Dynamic isotope equations for 13CH4 and 13CO2 describing methane formation with a focus on the effect of anaerobic respiration in sediments of some tropical lakes / Ecological Modelling, 2018, vol. 386, pages 59-70