The semi-geostrophic equations have attracted the attention of the physical and mathematical communities since the work of Hoskins in the 1970s owing to their ability to model the formation of fronts in rotation-dominated flows, and also to their connection with optimal transport theory. In this paper, we study an active scalar equation, whose activity is determined by way of a Neumann-to-Dirichlet map associated to a fully nonlinear second-order Neumann boundary value problem on the infinite strip R2× (0 , 1) , that models a semi-geostrophic flow in regime of constant potential vorticity. This system is an expression of an Eulerian semi-geostrophic flow in a coordinate system originally due to Hoskins, to which we shall refer as Hoskins’ coordinates. We obtain results on the local-in-time existence and uniqueness of classical solutions of this active scalar equation in Hölder spaces.
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|Early online date||3 Dec 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics