Rossby normal modes in nonuniform background configurations. Part II: Equinox and solstice conditions.

M. L. Salby

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    Abstract

    The existence of planetary normal modes in the presence of realistic mean fields is examined. For sufficiently large wavenumber m, or meridional index n, the response of the Rossby modes is diffused beyond identification. This is primarily a result of the Doppler shifting of mean winds and supersedes the increasing role of dissipation.-from Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1827-1840
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
    Volume38
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1981

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