gradient flow

gradient flow

[′grād·ē·ənt ‚flō]
(meteorology)
Horizontal frictionless flow in which isobars and streamlines coincide, or equivalently, in which the tangential acceleration is everywhere zero; the balance of normal forces (pressure force, Coriolis force, centrifugal force) is then given by the gradient wind equation.
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Important open problems are stated, proposing the study of PDE metric flow in the direction of Hessian, of PDE metric dynamics in the direction of Hessian and of minus gradient flow ODE.
Secondly, consider the case that h is a gradient flow, i.e., there exists a smooth, real=valued function H on M such that h = - grad H.
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