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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2011, Article ID 712704, 9 pages
Research Article

Vortex Streets on a Sphere

1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, P.O. Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE
2Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7

Received 23 July 2011; Accepted 23 September 2011

Academic Editor: E. S. Van Vleck

Copyright © 2011 Ghada Alobaidi and Roland Mallier. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We consider flows on a spherical surface and use a transformation to transport some well-known periodic two-dimensional vortex streets to that spherical surface to arrive at some new expressions for vortex streets on a sphere.