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Effects of thin film and Stokes drift on the generation of vorticity by surface waves

Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2016. Vol. 94. No. 5. P. 052801-1-052801-5.
Parfenyev V., Vergeles S.S., Lebedev V.

Recently a theoretical scheme explaining the vorticity generation by surface waves in liquids was developed [Phys. Rev. Lett.116,054501(2016)]. Here we study how a thin (monomolecular) film presented on the surface of liquid affects the generated vorticity. We demonstrate that the vorticity becomes parametrically larger than for the case of liquid with a free surface, and the parameter is the quality factor of surface waves up to numerical factor. We also discuss the PIV experimental scheme intended to observe the generated vorticity and find that Stokes drift influences the measured velocity field. Explicit expression for the vertical vorticity was obtained.