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Air motions accompanying the development of a planetary wave critical layerThe horizontal air motions accompanying the development of a planetary wave critical layer are presently investigated on the sphere, in terms of wave amplitude, the characteristics of the zonal flow, and dissipation. While attention is given to adiabatic motions, which should furnish an upper bound on the redistribution of conserved quantities by eddy stirring, nonconservative processes may be important in determining how large a role eddy stirring actually plays in the redistribution of atmospheric constituents. Nonconservative processes may also influence tracer distributions by directly affecting dynamics.
Document ID
19900052613
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Salby, Murry L. (Colorado Univ. Boulder, CO, United States)
O'Sullivan, Donal (Colorado Univ. Boulder, CO, United States)
Callaghan, Patrick (Colorado, University Boulder, United States)
Garcia, Rolando R. (NCAR Boulder, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
May 15, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume: 47
ISSN: 0022-4928
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-772
Distribution Limits
Public
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