We consider a three-vortex interaction which leads to the vertical alignment of two like-signed quasi- geostrophic vortices in a continuously stratified, rotating fluid. The interaction is close to the classical collapse interaction of three co-planar vortices except that the vortices centres move on close but different horizontal planes. The vertical alignment of vortices helps create larger structures and contributes in physical space to the inverse energy cascade observed in spectral space in geostrophic turbulence.
- Vortex alignment
- Vortex collapse
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Reinaud, J. N. (Creator), University of St Andrews, 23 Oct 2023