A unified three-dimensional instability theory of the onset of blocking and cyclogenesis. II: teleconnection patterns.

J. S. Frederiksen

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The instability characteristics of three-dimensional Northern Hemisphere average winter tropospheric flow are examined in a two layer spherical quasi-geostrophic model. All the growing modes from the fastest down to the first stationary but growing mode have been examined for three cases, having increasingly larger static stability parameters. Comparisons with observations and with the results of the corresponding barotropic model are presented.-from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2593-2609
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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