## Differential and Integral Equations

### Uniform gradient bounds for the primitive equations of the ocean

#### Abstract

In this paper, we consider the 3D primitive equations of the ocean in the case of the Dirichlet boundary conditions on the side and bottom boundaries. We provide an explicit upper bound for the $H^{1}$ norm of the solution. We prove that, after a finite time, this norm is less than a constant which depends only on the viscosity $\nu$, the force $f$, and the domain $\Omega$. This improves our previous result from [7] where we established the global existence of strong solutions with an argument which does not give such explicit rates.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 21, Number 9-10 (2008), 837-849.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2012